03 January 2018

Local monster

This tree stands at the corner of the block, and I'd simply never noticed it before - not in the 23 years of living here.
 The trunk twists back on itself - how did it get like that?
 It seems to do a complete loop -
 Contorition! -
 This is the view that caught the corner of my eye -
and my reaction was, "Wait a minute, what's going on? This needs to be photographed! Or drawn!"

Around here, trees keep disappearing - some street trees are diseased and possibly dangerous, and trees in gardens become a nuisance to the owner or to neighbours and are cut down - one suspects this may be done without checking whether there's a tree preservation order. Trees take a long time to grow and it's sad to see them go.

1 comment:

Sandy said...

The first photo looks like a man with a scythe!
But I agree, the tree needs to be noticed and noted.
Maybe the owners would have the story of it?