Wordless Wednesday – A Sentinel in the Landscape


Up on Folly Hill, in Wimpole Estate’s rolling parkland, stands this wonderful Turkey oak.


It’s limbs are spread wide across the hillside, twice the width to its height. I adore the way its branches are covered in shaggy leaves all the way along their length, right to the central trunk. I have great memories of our kids sitting on/clinging to those horizontal structures!


Lost limbs have only made its character more interesting.


Wouldn’t it be great to be sitting at its heart, surrounded by those immense green arms?



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9 Responses to Wordless Wednesday – A Sentinel in the Landscape

  1. shoreacres says:

    What a great climbing tree. I smiled at Folly Hill, too. One of my best friends lives near Folly Beach in South Carolina.

  2. Eliza Waters says:

    Extraordinarily beautiful! Specimen trees like this have such presence, I can just imagine being there.

  3. That is a majestic and wonderful tree, Allison! Those lost limb scars are beautiful.

  4. Cathy says:

    Magnificent. I used to love climbing trees, and this one looks perfect for that. 😃

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