Wednesday, 18 November 2015


Its the end of the year, leaves, plants die, or go into hibernation.   (Now there's a thought - I've always thought hibernation would be a good idea when the ice and snow besets us!)

So here's a few things at the end of their lives.   To see other thoughts on the subject, go over to Carmi's Thematic Photographs - I'm sure there will be some interesting "takes" on this subject!

These are the roots of a lovely old beech tree that was cut down a few years back.   Well, half cut down, the Council left about 20ft still there, chopped off straight across, totally unnatural looking.   Now seedlings are growing in the cracks between the roots - holly, birch and various unidentified plants.  I think it looks rather odd!

The end of the year at Tittesworth Reservoir in Staffordshire.   It was a beautiful day, but the leaves were falling fast, and winter felt just round the corner.

We all get old, its a fact of life.   None of us will live for ever.    This is me last year, on my 80th birthday.   I had a wonderful party at my daughter's home, with all the family there.   Now, I have to say that my mind feels a great deal younger than my body, and I am definitely not ready to die yet!!   Its hard to accept the fact that one day I simply will not be here any more, and that everyone else will just go on living without me!!  

Go on, go that link above, I'm sure there are some happier blogs to see!!


Alexia said...

You look lovely, Gilly, and certainly not old! As we all know, age is a state of mind.

Bob Scotney said...

We have a beech wood near us. Many of the trees are more that 150 years old so you and I have a lot of years to catch up with them.

Michèle Dextras said...

Gilly you are lovely and as Alexia says age is a state of mind. True we all grow older and sometime I wonder where the years went! But positive thoughts and surrounding ourselves with beauty, friends and family keeps life worth living!

Trish Marshall said...

Lovely smiling photo of you Gilly.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Yes, growing older is exactly what I thought of when I saw Carmi's theme. Lovely pics, Gilly!