Categories Photography Memories Of Sun Post author By David Bennett Post date December 5, 2017 13 Comments on Memories Of Sun Rate this:Like this:Like Loading... Related ← Published This Week → Odd Thoughts On Cryptocurrencies 13 replies on “Memories Of Sun” Great title, David — and thanks for bringing back my memories of our sunny times together too! Winter that is now upon us does have its lovely sides too, yes? I think blinding white blankets of snow are also mighty grand. ❄️ LikeLike I was driven to the image of summer because of the unremitting dreary days. No blinding white blankets here. LikeLike Yes, that’s true about no blinding snow blankets here. Memories of snow from living in other countries and climates. Essentially I meant enjoying the seasons, and we do get a good number of sunny days here throughout the year. When we were in Spain, people were also complaining that many areas were having hot summer weather for nine months a year now. Two people commented to me that they had had rain only twice in many months, and crops were in trouble. This is a reality to consider too – though that is a statement about climate change, as those people were also saying. It’s hard to get a balance these days it seems. LikeLike Yes – we do get sun here and snow is nice. I tell you – we were all meant to be nomads 🙂 LikeLike Is she a Beech, David; the lovely smooth-skinned Beauty in your photo? LikeLike The leaves look like Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus) but I wanted to go back to the original photo to check that I wasn’t seeing the leaves of another tree overhanging this one. It took me an age to find the original photo in my digital library, until the penny dropped and I recalled with which camera I took the photograph – hence the delay in replying. The bottom line is that I have looked all over the image at 200% magnification and I can’t see any beech leaves. There is a whorl on the trunk that’s characteristic of beech, but I think the tree must be a young sycamore. LikeLiked by 1 person Mm, not sure if WordPress has eaten another comment or you’ve not seen it yet… Let me know if it’s gone missing, would you please? LikeLike See other reply 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Thanks David – no worries about the time passing – I’ve never had the opportunity to see a Sycamore (young or otherwise; ) but the Acer designation explains the similarity of the leaves to what I recognise as a type of Maple… I’m thinking that the young Sycamore you mention is actually “hugging” (and under-hanging) the smooth-trunked monster that I’m inquiring about… If it is indeed a Beech it’s quite within the realm of possibility that you wouldn’t necessarily be able to see either branch or leaf of a tree that size within the frame of your photo; ) I knew a Beech of that vintage many years ago and her branches (and leaves; ) were far, FAR above my head. (It’s been a long time since she succumbed, but I still miss that tree… ): LikeLike After having looked up your Sycamore (aka Plane Tree, which I had only heard of in books… books about Britain, I believe: ) but apparently they do well as an understory tree so would definitely fit right in with an elder Beech: ) http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Acer+pseudoplatanus LikeLike I have never had the pleasure of seeing a sycamore either. As soon as I read the word, I associated to some song with Mary Black … don’t remember which one, so I must go and google that now. 🙂 LikeLike I didn’t know that. For some reason – my ignorance 🙂 – I thought Sycamores (Acer pseudoplatanus) were found all over the world – at least in the temperate latitudes. LikeLike No, not here … perhaps farther south. LikeLike Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.