stories and illustration

Liddesdale: “Ancient Tree” and Bee Boles


The stones are the quoins of a 17th Century house, and beyond is a sycamore that has been recognised as an “ancient tree”.  In the wall running alongside the tree are these ancient bee boles, a rare survival in a drystone wall:


June 7, 2014 - Posted by | Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , ,


  1. Lovely history soaked post….I hasn’t come across bee boles before, thanks for the introduction 🙂


    Comment by greenmackenzie | June 8, 2014 | Reply

    • It’s a place soaked in history, Liddesdale, and blood-soaked history at that. But now peaceful. I like it better than anywhere else.


      Comment by Cara Lockhart Smith | June 10, 2014 | Reply

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