Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Header Challenge 16-012 Tree - by Tom

Welcome to the header Challenge.
Its Toms choice of theme this week - which is = Tree-or-Trees,, what tree and why photograph it.

But before I tell you about my tree - just click and play my music,
Let me take you back in time and listen to Mario Lanza singing Trees.

My header Tree - I think its a Beach Tree?
From the Grounds of Belton House
Just look at the Sun shining and showing her Autumn Colours.

Here's my tale of  Peachy-Beachy - (nickname) and how I came to photograph her.

Well its like this you see --
I often visit Belton House - as its only 3 miles from Grantham and I 
am a member of the National Trust.

Peachy Beachy is just off the pathway from the House to the lakes,
so I mostly pass her on my way to the lakes to photograph the Geese and such.
I remember the very1st time I passed her, on a cold early winters day on my way to the lakes, there was a rustle in the air, I stopped and turned around, saw nothing and carried on.
This seemed to happen every time I passed Peachy, but was non the wiser until - 
the day came when I photographed Peachy.

It happened like this - 

It was a very sunny Autumns day, with plenty of colour around,
as I passed Peachy - I again heard the rustle, once again I stopped and turned around, as always, no one was there - so off I set, but then I heard a  whisper (photograph me please) - I turned - not a person in sight, looking around - nothing - so off I go onto the lakes - when that whisper came once more
(photograph me please) I stopped and looked, NO, no one there - so again off I go to the lakes.
On my way back from the lakes and as I was on the lookout, I passed Peachy - as a whisper came once more- (photograph me please), I carried on and suddenly I tripped and went flying - ending on my belly looking straight up at Peachy, where I saw the scene - as my Header shows - such a beauty was Peachy, the sun shining through her colourful leaves, showing me what I could have missed
As I still laid there, I photographed Peachy in all her glory.
I got up and walked away saying thank you Peachy, when she answered me- you are welcome and thank you for photographing me Stewart.

Now I always give Peachy a pat and say hello and I mostly just hear a slight happy rustle.

Here are some more trees from Belton House Grounds

 Ho, here's Christopher photographing,,,,,

 My Mate, BH.

 Julie, having a rest - a diseased tree cut down and carved into a seat with what was left.

 Ahh - an invite to go in for a glass of lemonade - shall we?

Hey - how on earth did that one get in here!!.

Please go visit the other Headbangers from my side bar - near my shield and see what their take is on TREE.

SO - go on --
Come and join us - as a Headbanger - and have fun.
Just get in touch with one of us.



Denise said...

A lovely post and gorgeous photos of trees. Your header is magnificent and that little boy, hmmmmm.....I wonder who he is? Trees tend to speak to me too ;)

katney said...

I like your tree almost as much as mine.

Filip and Kristel said...

Extremely good photo's but the wrong season although it doesn't feel like it with these temperatures.


Linda said...

Great post...and gorgeous photos!

Gailsman said...

I see that I feature yet again in one of your photos, and you do a Hitchcock too.

Glorious shot of your favourite tree.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Mac: Enjoyed your Peachy story and the wonderful show you captured of all you trees. Julie looks cute sitting on the chair tree.

SandyCarlson said...

These are a lot of fun. The photo with the little B&W guy makes me think of the Ransom Riggs novel "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children." A beautiful post.

Jackie said...

Peachy whispered and you didn't listen. She "spoke"...and we are the richer for it.

George said...

I really like your header, but the tree limb and its reflection is pretty marvelous as well. As a matter of fact, all of these photos are wonderful.

ju-north said...

Great pics!

Betty Manousos said...

your header is truly gorgeous!
beautiful captures, that one of your mate BH really caught my eye.

Darla said...

What beautiful trees in all these photos. Your header is great but the wife taking a rest is my favorite!

Craver Vii said...

Peachy's a beaute! Julie makes a cute pixie on that tree stump throne. I also liked the reflection of the downed tree over the water.

Rick said...

Awesome photos Stewart. It's just heavenly being out in nature. Loved 'em all and especially the one with the sun coming through the tree (#2).

Lanny said...

This was a very fun post, thank you for the work! I love the little fellow beckoning vistors in for lemonade.