Friday, 4 March 2011

Perfection revisited


Some of you may remember that a long time ago I posted a picture of what I always think of as "the perfect tree".   It's a type of rowan and has white blossom, followed by red berries and then the leaves turn an attractive red before falling.  But more amazing is that it retains a neat 'storybook tree' shape, without being trimmed or pruned.  I love it, and I like its location with Saltaire's Salts Mill in the background.  Being stripped bare of leaves, winter reveals its inner secrets - not just one bird's nest but three, hidden deep in the branches.

19 comments:

  1. And it's your favourite tree I believe.

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  2. What an amazingly composed photograph of what certainly is a lovely tree - now made world famous by your blog :)

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  3. This should be a competition entry.

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  4. some where along the line I lost my previous comment!! anyway - it is indeed a beautiful tree with the sign of 'Hope' that spring is on its way.. take care, Judyx

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  5. It could do with a cut and trim at the lower right hand side.

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  6. I thought Alan was talking about his hair! lol.

    It's a beautiful tree...all the things I love..shape, blossoms, berries, color...and of course the nests! I love to see the hidden nests in trees when the leaves fall!

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  7. I can't help seeing a brush for painting..so perfect! it can't be natural, but it is anyway!

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  8. When a tree is as beautiful (in its own way) in winter as it is in summer, it really is a perfect tree!

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  9. Lovely B&W photo. Nice to see the leaves on your link.
    Do you have any photos of the flowers and fruit?
    I wish to show you a photo as a comment. Any ideas how I could? You could send me your email I suppose, but I really prefer the comments box.

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  10. This is a great shot. I agree with you it is nigh on perfect.

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  11. What a beautiful composition of this lovely tree! ~Lili

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  12. This one is special, Jenny. Nice for many reasons.

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  13. It sure is perfect. It looks like a pen and ink drawing.

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  14. Beautiful. Wouldn't that make a nice set of note cards!

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  15. I can understand why it's your perfect tree..I bet it looks beautiful when the berries or the blossom is out. It's a great shape!

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  16. Great photo, you've got a good eye

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  17. Ooo I think I prefer it in the winter. It looks like a charcol drawing.

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  18. Very nice, I like your presentation.

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