The solitary pine tree that stands in the field now bearing a crop of wheat (see yesterday’s images and below) wasn’t always alone. Looking through some of my archive of pictures from the winter of 2010, I discovered a photograph of it with a companion tree – which was uprooted unnoticed and unrecorded in winter storm winds some years later.
How the tree looks now (3 July 2022):
He looks so weak and vulnerable without his companion 😦
That’s true but it is undoubtedly a survivor – must have strong roots.
Hanging on in there lonesome pine…..
Amazing that it has survived. I keep waiting for the farmer to take it out. Quite an effort to plough and harvest around it every year.