Tuesday, January 11, 2011

work, peeping, power

Posted by PicasaHands at work.

"Cold isn't it?"
"And  damp!"
"But the daffodils are peeping through". And indeed the first green shoots of the bulbs are emerging above the grass in The Grove.

There is a tree growing  out of the pavement close to a house near The Grove and to the wall by the front door. Its trunk is at least 9 inches in diameter. It is powerful tree because the wall is rising from the horizontal like a cat arching its back and is beginning to collapse at the corner where the trunk touches it. The brick pavement meanwhile has been forced upwards by the tree's roots to a form an uneven pyramid. Whoever lives in the house must be a lover of trees or someone who cares little for the house's foundations. Such power in the roots!


marja-leena said...

Peeping daffodils already in spite of your cold December! A couple of days ago, I checked my garden for signs of snowdrops which sometimes are out at this time, but nary a green tip!

Lucy said...

I love that image of the wall arching its back, and the roots lifting the pavement, like seeing it in time-lapse!