I pass this old tree regularly when walking on the Old Hills. It’s amazing!
The main trunk is split down the middle, the centre is rotting and its hollow in places, yet in summer there is new growth on the upper branches and it’s leaves mingle with the others from the surrounding trees.
I’ve watched the fungi growing in the rotten, hollow trunk all this week and thought it was something worth sharing. Nature’s ability to persist is fascinating.
I love walking at this time of year. The colours can be fantastic, constantly changing and there’s fungi everywhere.
I’ve come across lots of fungi on my dog walks and collated the best shots below. They were all taken with a Lensbaby Plastic Optic.
The autumn colours were fantastic on Malvern Common this weekend.
We were late this morning, having sat and watched the rugby. It was dull at first but the sun did come out as we wandered round.
I wanted to play with my plastic optic as I haven’t used the older lensbabies for a long time. I was quickly frustrated as I couldn’t focus close enough to the subjects I wanted to take and I hadn’t brought my macro kit. It was then a switch to my Velvet 56.