I came across this rather fearsome-looking dragon whilst out walking in the woods last week. Luckily, it turned out to be a twisted bit of old pine stump, left behind after some vigerous cutting-back of the undergrowth. Still, it just goes to show that you should always keep your wits about you when out and … More dragon

weekly photo challenge: grand

Pine tree from the ground up. This is a native pine, rather than one planted commercially for timber. They grow in the mixed woodland around the house, together with beech and oak. I love the rough texture of their bark, their elegant proportions, their resinous scent. Their grandeur.