Monday, 29 July 2019

TREES IN A TREE

Fern growing in a tree. Halifax, West Yorkshire.
Hello. This is an 'I'm still here, really!' sort of post. I have had the bone marrow stem cell transplant and am waiting to see if it's 'worked'. So far, so good - but nothing is definite yet. What a lot of anxious waiting!

But I'll put some pictures here of one of my favourite local trees. Not only is it huge and rugged but it supports an extra burden of plants and even trees growing along one of its lower branches.

There's a magnificent fern.

Dandelion on a branch of a tree.




And a dandelion.










Sycamore growing on another tree.



A sycamore.

(Which is not as sickly as it looks. I adjusted the image to make it easier to see against a background of other leaves and managed to sap it of all its nutrients in the process.)

Tree (beech or alder?) growing on branch of older tree.




And a . . . beech? alder? Anyone?

I think the host tree is a lime . . . . but I'll be in hospital for several more weeks so we'll need to leave that hanging.

Hope you are all well.

22 comments:

David M. Gascoigne, said...

Hi Lucy: It is so good to hear from you. Good luck with everything that is going on. This can't be an easy time for you, and the fact that you bring us wonderful images from nature is remarkable. A big hug from Canada. David

Lucy Corrander Now in Halifax! said...

Hello David in Canada. Thank you.

bill burke said...

Glad to hear that you had the bone marrow transplant and I hope that it works. I enjoy seeing those trees, they are beautiful to see. Sending good thoughts your way from Ireland.

Linda aka Crafty Gardenerka Crafty Gardener said...

Hi Lucy, stay positive, hoping the procedure is a success. I love seeing plants/trees growing from other trees or old stumps.

Share my Garden said...

What a splendid tree. Wishing you every success with the stem cell treatment. I am most impressed by the positive voice of your posts and am sure that this attitude will greatly help your recovery. Wishing you all the best.

liz said...

Hello Lucy, what good news to hear that you’ve had the bone marrow transplant. That’s what my relative had last year and it was a success. Good too, for your positive attitude. It’s been lovely to see your message in a milk message daily and your wonderful twisty tree today. Thinking of you and sending positive thoughts your way. Take care.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Nice to hear after a long time Lucy. I do hope the transplant is a success and wish you all the best.

Hollis said...

Greetings and best wishes from Wyoming, great to hear from you! The photos are wonderful, my favorite is the dandelion :) That's not something we see here. I suppose it's too dry for that kind of ecosystem to develop.

Diana Studer said...

Good news. Wish you a little better with each day that passes.

Hollis said...

oops ... "That's not something we see here" doesn't refer to the dandelion specifically. We have plenty of those, but not in trees ;)

Adrian Ward said...

Take care and good luck. I doubt I am as brave.

Jules said...

That's a hard working tree!
Sending you my very best wishes for a successful transplant. X

Susannah Anderson said...

I'm glad you've had the transplant; now hoping for a complete recovery.

Flighty said...

Good to see that you're making progress and I'm sure that things will start to get much better for you from here on.
Interesting pictures.
Thanks, I'm okay but would prefer cooler weather. Take care, Mike. xx

Sue Garrett said...

Wishing you all the very best.

Penelope Notes said...

Like Susannah and everyone here, I too am glad you were lucky enough to find a match and had the transplant. The waiting is difficult but I think you’re strong as the tree and I am sending my best wishes your way for a complete recovery!

Alistair said...

Sounds promising, wishing you well and keeping everything crossed. Thats quite a tree. My little Rowan is also a host, to an equally little clematis.

Anna said...

Sending you much love and positive vibes Lucy. That's a most intriguing tree.

elaine said...

Dear Lucy
Just by chance this post turned up in my junk mail - so sorry to hear the news of your illness but wish you luck with the stem cell treatment - thinking of you and keeping my fingers crossed that it is a success
Best wishes
Elaine

Squirrelbasket said...

Oh dear, I am late to the comments as always!
I would echo absolutely every good wish that has come your way from the other followers.
I do hope all continues to go well and I am so pleased you are out and about in nature again.
I have added this post to the tree following link-box blog this month and look forward to more bulletins from you. Halifax seems an absolutely beautiful part of the world.
All the very best :)

Island Threads said...

hello Lucy, glad to hear things are going OK so far,
I like the photos of your nurse tree, it's amazing what grows in damp moss!
best wishes and take care, Frances

Down by the sea said...

Dear Lucy,
Glad to hear you had the bone marrow transplant, fingers crossed everything continues to be ok. It must feel along time to be in hospital. Take care best wishes from Dorset. Sarah x