Some of you already know that I usually start my mornings (no matter whether it is a work day or weekend, work at the office or from home) with a mug of strong, sweet, black coffee and reading your blogs. Today, the first one at the top of my dashboard was Monica's blog but it was this post by Neil who made me finally put up two pictures I've had on my phone for a while.
My phone is the 1st generation iphone, bought in 2009. Its camera is not the best, and so I only use it when I come across something I want to remember or show someone, and haven't brought my "proper" camera with me.
This picture of a lime or linden tree has been sitting on my phone since the 1st of August. I'm afraid the photo hardly does the real tree justice - it was immense, and of course neither the sweet scent of its blossoms nor the sound of what must have been thousands of buzzing bees can be transported this way; you'll have to rely on your imagination for it:
We've been having a sunny and mild December so far, with very little (too little) rain. Most weekends, we went on walks, and I didn't always have my camera with me. This was the case on the 6th of this month, when we came across this tree:
I wonder how it came about to be decorated (it is not in anyone's garden and not very close to any houses). Did one person start it off, and others saw the first few baubles on the tree, went home to fetch some of their own and added to it? Or did a group from a kindergarden or school decide to go on a walk and find a tree to decorate on the fields?
We've not been back to this particular corner yet, but it would be intresting to see whether there is more on the tree now (or less - I hope not!).
Anyway, now you know why Yorkshire Pudding's blog reminded me to post these pictures.