A Sunday Walk And A Gorgeous Tree

It’s amazing; I must have walked past this gorgeous tree dozens and dozens of times since I was 15, yet I have never properly noticed it. Never opened my eyes and seen its beauty.

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A Sunday Walk And A Gorgeous Tree

Yet Sunday when Joe and I were on our pre football match quest for ice cream I saw it. Yes, I have seen it before, but not properly and wow how can I have passed by so many times.

A Sunday Walk And A Gorgeous Tree

A Sunday Walk And A Gorgeous Tree

Almost like it has risen up out of the ground, many of the roots have grown above ground level. Maybe this is the effect of years of land erosion caused by being perched so high up on a hill-side.

Or maybe that’s just how this majestic tree grew, a little different, stands proud despite being so different from all the other trees around it, unique and beautiful.

A Sunday Walk And A Gorgeous Tree

Who knows how it ended this way?  But it just makes you want to stand and admire it, inspect the roots as they twist and turn, and marvel at its beauty. It almost looks as if it could just stand up and walk away. Sometimes it’s amazing what you can see when you just open your eyes isn’t it?

A Sunday Walk And A Gorgeous Tree
A Sunday Walk And A Gorgeous Tree

 

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42 Comments

  1. 10th April 2016 / 12:21 am

    What a beautiful tree – I could stand for ages just looking at the little nooks and crannies created by the roots and that beautiful carpet of moss growing around them.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      10th April 2016 / 9:47 am

      Thanks Louise, I know exactly what you mean it is almost mesmerising x

  2. 10th April 2016 / 12:31 am

    It *is* beautiful – those exposed roots are amazing and hint at decades of stories.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      10th April 2016 / 9:48 am

      I know Tim if tree’s could tell stories hey, it is just stunning x

  3. 10th April 2016 / 12:50 am

    It doesn’t look like it should be standing upright with all that root above ground. A tree with quite a history it is holding as it’s secret.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      10th April 2016 / 9:50 am

      Yes Fiona it is just incredible isn’t it?

  4. 10th April 2016 / 2:29 am

    What a fabulous tree! The moss is very pretty. It looks as though it’s supporting it’s own little micro eco-system.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      10th April 2016 / 9:56 am

      I know it does, doest it? I wonder how many animals have made their homes in those roots x

  5. 10th April 2016 / 3:18 am

    It is very beautiful! I like how you photographed it in lots of different ways and angles perspective. The tree’s roots is almost as high as your boy! #MySundayPhoto

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      10th April 2016 / 9:57 am

      Thank you Su, it was just beautiful I could have taken so many more but Joe was getting bored ! x

  6. 10th April 2016 / 5:05 am

    Hi Sarah, I love photographing ‘naked’ old trees as they are so interesting. Can you imagine what that tree has seen over the year? Never mind dogs, just imagine what old trees could tell us.

    xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      10th April 2016 / 10:04 am

      I know Debbie it is mind boggling when you think the tales this tree could tell x

  7. 10th April 2016 / 8:06 am

    I don’t know what is more fantastic, the tree or the fact you’ve lived in the same place since 15. Must be so nice to be familiar/comfortable with a place.

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      10th April 2016 / 10:06 am

      Brooke we did move away for 10 years but still used to come back and visit, its weird as I grew up in Essex but feel much more of a Northerner x

  8. 10th April 2016 / 8:26 am

    It’s majestic almost, it’s so old and statuesque items wonderful. I often wonder how many decades of change a used like that must’ve seen.
    Lovely photos, hope you found your ice cream

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      10th April 2016 / 10:06 am

      I know that is exactly what I thought Tracey, isn’t it gorgeous? x

  9. 10th April 2016 / 9:33 am

    It has lots of character and I bet it’s been home to any many animals

    Thank you for linking up

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      10th April 2016 / 10:07 am

      I know I bet it does, it would be fab to set a motion camera up on it x

  10. 10th April 2016 / 11:34 am

    Definitely looks like a face staring at you at the bottom there, fascinating

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      10th April 2016 / 5:09 pm

      I know it really was very beautiful and very fascinating x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      10th April 2016 / 5:09 pm

      I know it does doesn’t it? Thank you x

  11. 10th April 2016 / 1:47 pm

    There is something magical about trees like that….
    Fantastic photos x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      10th April 2016 / 5:10 pm

      Thanks Kim, yes you are so right there is x

  12. 10th April 2016 / 3:11 pm

    I have a real thing for trees so I totally get you. Roots in particular fascinate me. An amazing tree!

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      10th April 2016 / 5:11 pm

      Yes there is something fascinating about them isn’t there, I too have a real thing for trees Suzzanne xx

  13. 10th April 2016 / 8:20 pm

    The tree looks pretty magical and I love the shot from the base of the tree looking up #MySundayPhoto

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      16th April 2016 / 6:54 pm

      Thanks Sherry, it was just so beautiful such an easy subject x

  14. 10th April 2016 / 9:40 pm

    That is so beautiful Sarah and amazing photographs! I love the one looking up at it, almost looks enchanted xx

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      16th April 2016 / 6:55 pm

      Thank you Hayley, it does doesn’t it, do ou know it almost reminds me of how I imagined the Faraway Tree to look x

  15. 11th April 2016 / 8:44 pm

    It really is stunning Sarah. I love things like that, and as a matter of fact I have two ‘tree’ pictures from a recent walk that we went on too. One tree was just huge in comparison to the others around it, and the other, was two trees intertwined with each other. Don’t think I’ve captured it like you’ve managed to though! Fab shots. Steph xxx #MySundayPhoto

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      16th April 2016 / 6:59 pm

      Thanks Steph, I am off to look at your photos now, I really am fascinated by trees, they are just so beautiful and unique aren’t they x

  16. 12th April 2016 / 11:03 am

    Saw this tree on #ig and loved it! Seeing more angle and I love it more. Just an amazing tree. So many interesting features and so massive! Beautiful indeed. #MySundayPhoto

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      16th April 2016 / 7:04 pm

      Thank you so much, I spent ages looking at it, so so stunning x

  17. 13th April 2016 / 3:57 pm

    WOW! That is amazing. I love trees, and walking through woods is one of my favourite things. Trees are so beautiful, especially old ones like this x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      16th April 2016 / 7:10 pm

      Thanks Sara, I know me too, I just love nature and this tree is stunning so much to look at x

  18. 13th April 2016 / 10:29 pm

    I love a tree photo or two and so these are a treat 🙂 I wonder why you didn’t notice it before though, it’s a cracker! 🙂

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      16th April 2016 / 7:13 pm

      I know Lisa, how have I walked past it before, I truly believe my photography challenges are making me more aware x

  19. 14th April 2016 / 12:02 pm

    WOW! That’s beautiful. Looks magical. x
    #MySundayPhoto

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      16th April 2016 / 7:14 pm

      Thank you Melody it was simply beautiful x

    • SarahJChristie
      SarahJChristie
      Author
      16th April 2016 / 7:22 pm

      Thank you Karen me too, so natural yet magical x

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