Monday, March 14, 2011

Witchy trees

A stand of twisted oaks, as much ivy as oak, looking out to sea just above the cliff path, on the first evening we were there.  The tide was high and the early evening light off the sea was good.















10 comments:

Jean said...

Oh my goodness, writhing arms and legs. These are wonderful!

Dale said...

Oh. Wonderful!

marja-leena said...

Ah yes, fantastic - and look at the sun - something we've not seen here for some time! Seems like you are having a great time away.

Nimble said...

Grasping is the word that comes to mind. I used to think that ivy was benign but I changed my mind when I lived with a yard overrun by it.

zephyr said...

Are the trees supporting the ivy or the ivy helping to support the trees? Hard to say.

Anne said...

What incredible patterns of twisting and twining. And those limpets are so clingy. Great photos.

Bee said...

It looks like one spindly body is wrapping around another one! The word "gnarled" also comes to mind.

What strange and wonderful forms nature can take . . .

Fire Bird said...

oh that last shot is terrific.

Rouchswalwe said...

I wonder what the rocks and the trees tell each other?

clive Hicks-Jenkins said...

Arthur Rackham would have loved these!