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photoblog image Calke Abbey Spring 6/7

Calke Abbey Spring 6/7

There are some fine trees at the edge of the Deer enclosure and I have taken several shots of this one framing the old tree trunk that has obviously been felled either by man or the wind at some time in the past.  Here is a picture I took on another occasion.

 

Calke Abbey Spring 6/7

There are some fine trees at the edge of the Deer enclosure and I have taken several shots of this one framing the old tree trunk that has obviously been felled either by man or the wind at some time in the past.  Here is a picture I took on another occasion.

 

comments (16)

Interesting log! Light is nice on this one. Cheers, Dave.
Brian Walbey: yes it is a nice log, I am showing another one tomorrow.
I love the sculptural shape these have taken on. Sad for the tree- and serendipitous in that a large pine in our yard that had been killed by bark beetle was felled today by our spring winds!
Brian Walbey: I guess this must have fallen a long time ago Elizabeth. We had a large shrub/tree felled during the week, the roots were so big they have pushed up our paved path.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 17 Mar 2012, 06:40
a lovely photo with the light- and-shadow-play -and the old tree trunk looking like a modern sculpture indeed -a torso of an old tree!
Brian Walbey: I think this must have fallen, or been felled many years ago Philine.
Nice shadows
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Chantal, the Deer were taking advantage of the shade whilst we were there.
Funny how it fell stacked like that.
Brian Walbey: I guess it has been there a long time Mary, one day it will just a pile of dust I suppose.
Another charming image from Calke Abbey,I am due to visit again soon, I met a chap the other evening at one of Heritage Veg. Seed lectures I give,who actually helps in the fantastic old Kitchen Garden there, growing all these old varieties.
Brian Walbey: I gather you are no stranger to Calke then Martin. We like it there and it is only about 20 minutes from our home. We have done the house twice and now usually enjoy the walled garden and a stroll in the grounds.
A great composition Brian, looks a nice cool spot to rest smile
Brian Walbey: Well it is for the Deer Martin, this is taken through the same fence I poked the camera through for Fridays picture.
It makes a fine natural sculpture Brian
Brian Walbey: It does indeed Bill, I wonder how long it has been laying there and slowly decaying.
A wonderful natural sculpture Brian.
Very nice capture.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Richard.
I like your composition of light and shadow Brian... i believe that it was once a great old tree....petersmile
Brian Walbey: I'm sure it was a great tree Peter, the trunk was obviously very thick and wide.
these trunks are very interesting, sculptures I would say Brian.
Brian Walbey: almost like a sculpture Juan, I guess it will have laying there rotting for a very long time.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Mar 2012, 17:45
I bet this is home to all sorts of bugs and things. The bottom log looks like it it won;t be there for more much longer.
Brian Walbey: A Naturalists paradise I should think Alan.
I see that according to today's paper, Calke Abbey is under threat because of the curious weather we have these days.
Brian Walbey: I haven't seen that Tom, mind you this weather we are having isn't good for places like Calke, the house is in quite a fragile state after all the years it was left almost uncared for.
nice shot.
it makes me wonder where this piece fits in the puzzle.
Brian Walbey: I guess the other bits have long rotted away Rob.
Looks like a sculpture with nice lighting. : )
Brian Walbey: Yes it does Jacquelyn.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 19 Mar 2012, 05:23
Expertly framed, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ray.

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