Thursday, 16 June 2011

Gnarled Beauty

All these photos feature the same oak tree.
As any of our readers who also read Ken's blog will know, we had lunch on Tuesday in the Brenne with Ken and CHM. After lunch we went for a stroll along the digue (dam wall) of the Etang de la Mer Rouge.
One of the nicest things about this particular walk is the ancient oak trees that line the path. Their feet are in the water and they are old enough to have twisted and heaved themselves into all sorts of picturesque shapes.

A Great Crested Grebe Podiceps cristatus cruises by in this photo.
They are called le Grèbe huppé in French ('Crested Grebe').

Susan

4 comments:

chm said...

Hi Susan and Simon,

It sure was nice to see you two and enjoy that walk along the Étang de la Mer rouge with all the wild fauna and flora. You're right about these old oaks trees. Their tortuous shape is very picturesque.

Tim said...

Hi Guys....
that tree is really something... how about a seasonal blog entry of pix of it?

Susan said...

CHM: We always enjoy our annual outing with you.

Tim: Good idea.

Leon and Sue Sims said...

Love the framing of the pics by the old man of the river.