Monday 2 March 2009

lonesome pine

The more observant will note this is the same tree as a couple of days ago. It stands very much on its own on the moor surrounded by an iron-age hillfort, prehistoric burnt mounds and mysterious cup and ring marked rocks.

It's a reminder that moors such as this were once naturally forested and, from stone-age times, as man became increasingly industrial, all the trees were felled for housing, fuel and shipbuilding. This one stayed upright but not alive.

1st March09, Jenny's Lantern, 3pm

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