Sunday, 26 October 2014

...a green thing that stands in the way

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity, and some scarce see Nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, Nature is Imagination itself.”
- William Blake, 1799, The Letters

I suppose if you have a canal then having really large trees growing over a good third of the waterway is not such a good idea. So it shouldn't have come as such a surprise to see these remains on the banks of the Driffield Navigation. Below how it was a few years ago before the haircut ...

That old Weekend in Black and White is here.


  1. Amazing that such things were being said over 200 years ago.

  2. This canal is really a great source of reflection.

  3. How sad. The tree must have been very many years old. But its loss gave you an opportunity for an excellent photo, with great reflections. I've looked at it really enlarged, and the detail is amazing. I love it!

  4. This is quite a severe haircut. I guess necessity rules, but it's sad.

  5. However due to reflection the trees are fully in canal... Lovely shot even sad...