From a distance it’s just another tree.

Yet, as you get closer there’s something about this oak that makes it a kind of ‘king of the hill’.

It sits on the highest point of a track that used to be the path of a canal linking Preston with Kendal. The stretch of landscape was known among the barge folk as the most beautiful of the canal’s sixty-mile length.

The views down into the valley are beautiful.

(Above: the view down valley – taken last summer)

It’s my tree. In the sense that I talk to it, and have done so, since we moved here, ten years ago.

Like all of us, this oak tree is waiting to emerge from winter’s grip. You can follow its branches and see the new life beginning to emerge at the tips.

Soon it will look like this and be talking back at me…

©Stephen Tanham 2023

Stephen Tanham is a Director of the Silent Eye, a journey through the forest of personality to the dawn of Being. and

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