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Sunday, 5 November 2017

The oak

'Many a genius has been slow of growth. Oaks that flourish for a thousand years do not spring up into beauty like a reed.' George Henry Lewes.

And isn't this one a beauty? I came across it on a walk near Ilkley. There were a number of beautiful trees in the area, which is now farmland. They had the look of trees that might have been planted as part of a country estate at some time.

Loathe as I am to quote David Icke, he is recorded as saying:  'Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.'  Which may or may not be a good thought!


  1. Great to see any tree growing to its full potential unimpeded by others of its kind. Even on country estates trees like this were planted to provide timber for the future. If you look at an old barn you can often see how they utilised the natural curvature of the wood in constructing the frame.

  2. A fine tree it is. The photo would be even better without the watermarking.

  3. A fine old tree standing alone with enough room for us to admire it.