At this time of year nature is starting to awaken from the harsh winter and now is the perfect season for watching the wildlife and admiring the views and clouds, (see my very first post for that; look up to the sky and see). So let's add to that the wonder of trees. There is something magical about observing trees, climbing them (responsibly) and photographing them in their various guises. They help to shape our landscape and give character to our cities. I also think that here in the UK we are very lucky to have so many.
I would love to hear the stories they could tell about the people that have walked close to them, climbed them and rested upon them. How the landscape has changed around them and the endless changes in weather they have had to endure. The joy for me comes from sketching or photographing them and looking at them whilst enjoying the fresh air. These pictures were taken during the cold winter days; though not beautiful in colour, they still offered interesting imagery. I hope you agree? I seem to love nature more the older I become and looking at trees is becoming an important element to my overall enjoyment of any walk or journey; along with clouds and birds.