I pass this tree everyday on my way to work. Normally, I am travelling too fast to stop and take a photograph but the other day I was stuck in a traffic jam and managed to take the picture below.
In truth it does the tree no justice at all but, I still love this little tree. I love the way it stands on it's own, it stands tall, it stands proud, it watches as the other trees bend in the wind. This tree, however, always maintains an air of dignified grace.
Whilst you cannot see it this little tree is home to a beautiful barn owl, a family of field mice, two hares and a vole. No common ore garden squirrels are allowed near. No, this proud little tree has his standards - and those standards must be maintained!
This little tree gives me a lift on my way to work. This little tree makes me smile. This little tree wipes away the gloom.
I love this little tree!