It’s a view I get every morning, letting the pets out before making the first cup of tea. The beloved ash tree – almost certainly doomed to fade away when the ‘die back’ virus finally gets this far north
Today, with the strong wind stripping away the last of its leaves, I had a deep and poignant moment when it seemed to face me in its starkness, and, somehow, bravery.
The blue ‘orb’ produced by the camera lens rests in the image where I imagine the tree’s heart might be.
Human and tree in the presence of each other. Bare ash… bare empathy.