Tree Following – Apology

IMG_3628 (2)First an apology.  I’m so sorry I missed last month’s tree following.  I remembered a little too late and the door was closed.  I have apologised to the keeper of the Tree Following Portal, the lovely Lucy Corrander , and I have been absolved for my blogging sins. This generosity of spirit may have been influenced by the fact she didn’t manage to post either.  For once in my life I am definitely “in with the in crowd”.

IMG_1151As usual, I digress, let us get back to the subject in hand, the larch, my beautiful larch.  Well it is doing quite well.  To my mere human eyes anyway.  A couple of weeks ago it was looking a little brown in the needle department, slightly singed on the ends, which was a bit of a worry until something else came along to distract my attention.   Fortunately it has bucked up signficantly and once more is looking lush and luxuriant.  It was quite a dry spring so this may well have stressed the poor chap out.  A healthy dose of North Devon rain and all is well again.

IMG_3905There are no signs of new cones as yet and I look as often as I remember and is decent to do so.  Now that mid summer has passed and we creep slowly towards the autumn equinox their appearance must be imminent, perhaps next month.

I must rush as I can hear that door beginning to close again and I am not sure I would be forgiven again.  I will leave you with my favourite memory of this month, as the larch reaches down its elegant boughs to greet the hay meadow beyond.

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10 thoughts on “Tree Following – Apology

  1. What stunning photos! I love that you are looking towards autumn – I find it very satisfying to watch for the signs of the seasons as they merge into one another.

    PS I was too late for the link box in June too – good to know I was in good company!


  2. Did I already said that the larch is one of my favourite tree? I am ashamed; I think I missed the link box in June and probably I’ll miss it again. I need a tree with a very wide trunk so I can hide behind…


  3. A beautiful tree in a beautiful setting… I’ve never been lucky enough to see a larch in person; they’re not commonly grown anyplace I’ve lived. So it will be exciting to watch yours… most months… 😉


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