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A while back (in..umm...May) I went on a wee day trip to Inchmahome Priory, which is a ruined priory on an island in the middle of Lake of Mentieth. I finally got round to do doing a photo post of the trip and thought you guys might appreciate some of the more nature based stuff that I saw.
rear of priory with tree

Canada Goose
A solitary Canada Goose had taken up residence on the lawn and seemed to be helping the staff police the place.
The occupants of the boat I arrived on had cheerful banter with the boat driver about what the goose might do to us if we tried to avoid buying a ticket...
More Lichen
Wall Lichen
The air is really clear on the island so there's some serious lichen on the trees and walls.
Tall and Old
Old Trees
There were three massive old trees at a crossroads on the path around the island. Due to my visit being now five months ago I've forgotten what species of trees they were but they were majestic, my dad got great some shots of the one that came down in a storm that looks like its escaped from Alice in Wonderland or Pan's Labyrinth.
Numbered Trees
And for unknown reasons all the trees in Mary's Bower (named after the young princess when she visited) are numbered with these little tabs.

Date: 2012-10-22 01:08 am (UTC)
lark_ascends: Blue and purple dragonfly, green background (Default)
From: [personal profile] lark_ascends

Date: 2012-10-22 03:36 am (UTC)
clare_dragonfly: woman with green feathery wings, text: stories last longer: but only by becoming only stories (Wales in the autumn)
From: [personal profile] clare_dragonfly
Gorgeous! I wouldn't mess with that duck.

Date: 2012-10-22 12:11 pm (UTC)
lizcommotion: Lily and Chance squished in a cat pile-up on top of a cat tree (buff tabby, black cat with red collar) (Default)
From: [personal profile] lizcommotion
I really like the lichen! (No pun intended, honestly.)

Date: 2012-10-22 12:47 pm (UTC)
spiralsheep: Flowers (skywardprodigal Cog Flowers)
From: [personal profile] spiralsheep
I especially love the tree liches, although the trees are good too. Thank you for sharing.

There are lots of number-tagged trees in the West Midlands too.

Date: 2012-10-23 06:25 pm (UTC)
spiralsheep: Flowers (skywardprodigal Cog Flowers)
From: [personal profile] spiralsheep
I've always assumed it's for official tree-tagging purposes (although not exclusively by the FC) but it seems odd to me cos the tree will just grow over a tag, especially such a small one. I dunno. I'm sure you could phone a local ranger and ask if you rly want to know for sure. :-)

Date: 2012-10-22 06:45 pm (UTC)
firefly99: Gamzee from Homestuck looking out from behind Jack Noir at Karkat. (Homestuck - HoNk)
From: [personal profile] firefly99
Those lichen balls are fantastic. I've never seen any like that in real life.

Date: 2012-10-22 08:48 pm (UTC)
fancyfool: by <user name=rosy_nic> (Flowers in the hair)
From: [personal profile] fancyfool
So lovely. Where is the priory? Canada?

Date: 2012-10-22 08:51 pm (UTC)
turlough: deckchairs on Brighton Beach, June 2013 ((seasonal) seasonal colours)
From: [personal profile] turlough
Those old trees are fantastic!

Date: 2012-10-26 11:30 pm (UTC)
bibbinut: My two cats (My two boys)
From: [personal profile] bibbinut
Lovely, lovely photos. :)
My cats want to eat that duck! ;) LOL


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