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Sycamore Leaf-Bud

Sycamore BudThe sycamore is a common tree, but it sure does have a magnificently weird leaf-bud.

April 18, 2015 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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 | , , , , , | 2 Comments


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