Wordless Wednesday – The beauty of oak stumps and sunshine

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Living in the damp middle of nowhere
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15 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – The beauty of oak stumps and sunshine

  1. Chloris says:

    Lovely, is it the stumpery at Ickworth?

  2. FlowerAlley says:

    I want to know about the stumps that look like whales’ tails. I have one in my woods.

  3. FlowerAlley says:

    Is it Cedar. I know that no one bothered to place it upside down.??

  4. Eliza Waters says:

    I’ve never heard of a stumpery… interesting use of what would have been left to rot.

  5. Tina says:

    I love that word: stumpery. We have them here, but don’t use that wonderfully poetic word! Your photos are beautiful!

    • Thanks. Apparently the term was first coined for the pile of dead trees developed into a feature at Biddulph Grange in Staffordshire in 1850s, moving on from its previous description as the ‘Rustic Root Garden’.

  6. Brian Skeys says:

    It looks lovely in the autumn sunshine. I have seen the one at Highgrove, not that I am name dropping! They can be quite dark atmospheric places I think.

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