Moody Monday…… The Birch on the Moor


Followers will know of my love of Silver Birch.  This stand of Birch on the heights and open windswept expanse of Stanton Moor were most definitely one of my favourites.  Sadly when we visited a week ago, the Birch were gone.  In the early spring, it lost one of its multi trunks in those storms that past swiftly across the moor. The remaining  trunks failed to stand the pressures of  the September gales.

No longer will this iconic landmark grace the horizon of  the Moor.

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

19th October

(C) David Oakes 2020


5 thoughts on “Moody Monday…… The Birch on the Moor

  1. That’s really sad. We’ve loved birches for as long as I can remember, and these were certainly gracefully iconic. The wood of the birch is not as strong as that of the oak or as supple as that of the willow, but it can stand up to considerable insult–yet there are limits. I’ve seen new sets arise from old stumps, and hope that may yet be the case for these. Lovely portrait.

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