The Trees of Belcoo

There were several stately trees in the park in Belcoo, which is on the main road through this small village in Northern Ireland.  To do them justice I needed to show scale, as shown in the image above.   Click on any image for a larger view.     Continue reading The Trees of Belcoo

If a tree falls

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?
I tend to humanize non-human life forms and even inanimate objects – I still feel badly that we unceremoniously took our 15 year-old Intrepid to the scrap dealer last month, and after such faithful service.   So when it comes to trees, that are already a form of life … well beyond the crashing and thrashing of branches and the murderous impact, I think I might also hear a long and mournful, anguished cry.  Continue reading “If a tree falls”