Demon (II)

Twisted dead beech tree with boughs reaching upward surrounded by silhouetted ash trees, Chanctonbury Ring West Sussex UK black and white landscape nature ©P. Maton 2019 eyeteeth.net

‘Mother of the woods’
Dead Beech tree near Chanctonbury Ring
West Sussex UK
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As I walked up through the woods on the North side of the ridge following a line of ancient Beech trees toward Chanctonbury Ring I came across a large area of felled Ash trees and feared this tree with it’s outstretched boughs may have gone. Since I first photographed this tree in January 2015 what life it had then has since dwindled and the surrounding area is strewn with fragments of dropped branches – many no doubt loosed by the stormy weather over the last few days. While I had hoped to see this tree grow further in the years to come it’s location might mean it was older than it’s size suggests. Despite this it still stands, reaching aloft among the surrounding Ash trees which may not be there for much longer.

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Daur

Oak tree standing near Blackthorn hedge, Mill lane Poinings West Sussex UK, black and white documentary landscape britain nature rural ©P. Maton 2018 eyeteeth.net

Knowledge of the Oak

Daur (Oak tree) + Wid (Knowledge) = Druid

Mill Lane

Poynings

West Sussex UK

24/10/18

Envoy

Brown and white cow grazing black and white monochrome closeup portrait Edburton Escarpment West Sussex UK ©P. Maton 2018 eyeteeth.net

Brown and white cow grazing colour closeup portrait Edburton Escarpment West Sussex UK ©P. Maton 2018 eyeteeth.net

Edburton Escarpment

West Sussex UK

14/09/18

It’s not often that I find it hard to decide whether I prefer an image in black and white or colour.

Which do you like best?

Cows are gentle, observant and curious creatures, this one calmly munched it’s way over to me as I was taking pictures. She was no doubt wondering what I was doing sitting there and couldn’t resist coming over for a sniff.