Wednesday, 13 January 2016


BARE is the subject Carmi, over at writteninc has set us.   Bare, naked, nude, needy, I wonder how everyone else will interpret this?   Go to the link and have a look!

Trees are always beautiful when they are bare, and its easy to see how different theier forms are according to their species.   The one on the left is a Horse Chestnut, while the one on the right is an Ash.

And this is an Oak against a snowy park.

Rather to the horror of Mr. G I had our privet hedge cut right back.   Naturally, being privet, it grey back very quickly and made a much better hedge, but it was rather bare for a few months, except when it wore snow caps!

This is one of our local reservoirs in 2013, when the lack of rain over several months had left the biggest expanse of bare earth and rock that we had ever seen.

And this I snapped at a flea market at Leek, in Staffs.   I think that could be called bare!

Hope you enjoyed these - do leave a comment if you called, I love reading them!


Michèle Dextras said...

Great photos Gilly. I see you still have Ash trees. We lost all of ours to disease in the last five years, 53 of them just in our neighbourhood. I love the mannequin, wonder if anyone will actually bare it all?

Bob Scotney said...

The privet hedge is an inspired shot and the mannequin stands out.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Lovely trees.

We are also losing our ashes to the danged Emerald Ash Borer (an invasive species).