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.
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.
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.
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?