Oh I do feel a little rotten today, must buck up soon be Spring.

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Comments (15)

Kastl on February 9, 2012

Hi Bob,

thanks for your comment.

A like for this very interesting tree.


Bobsky on February 9, 2012

Hi Kastl When the wind blows from the North the tree will make a strange howl like noise. Thanks for the Like. Regards Bob

AustralianNomads on February 10, 2012

amazing how strong nature is, even though full of wholes there are still some leaves on it - great spotted and I love your title! BW Ricky Lu

Bobsky on February 10, 2012

Hi Ricky Glad that you can appreciate my words and the strength of the Oaks battle against nature. Regards Bob

♦Rosa♦ on February 10, 2012

Hi Bob, I wonder how old it is! They are like real old characters! Like.

Regards, Rosa.

Bobsky on February 10, 2012

Hi Rosa The age of the Major Bradgate Parks Oaks may be difficult to determine, their growth rate seems to be a lot slower than many of the other great English Oaks, maybe because they grow in such harsh conditions 95% rock, lack of soil and the high winds and their very exposed conditions. Most of the remaining large Oaks range from 450 to 680 years old. many of the tree stumps could be up to 750 years old.This one is between 430/520 years old.You must pay a visit to Bradgate park to see the many Oaks and the great Sweet Chestnut. Regards Bob

♦Rosa♦ on February 10, 2012

Thanks for the information Bob. I would love to visit...it will have to go on my list. Regards, Rosa.

Yanat on February 11, 2012

Hello Bob...This picture is really impressive!!!LIKE!!!L-3 Thank you Bob for your visit and kind words...yes I like to travel and take pictures...:)Warm regards,Yanat

moris f.javier on February 11, 2012

Parece el altar, la silla, de un rey. Saludos y me gusta Bob.

Bobsky on February 11, 2012

Hi Yanat Thanks for your kind words for my misty image of a interesting old Oak that I have known for many years, Long before I had the use of a good camera. Thanks for L-3. Regards Bob

Bobsky on February 11, 2012

Hi moris Many Kings and Queens have walked among the fine old Oaks at Bradgate Park if only this old Oak could tell its secrets. Thanks for your most welcome visit and Like. Regards Bob

Göran Sjöstrand on February 11, 2012

Hi Bob! A picture that starts your imagination working...Like! Greetings, Göran

Bobsky on February 11, 2012

Hi Goran It takes very little to start my imagination pumping, others say that I live in a dream world. Thanks for the welcome Like. Regards from Bobs world.

Judith, on February 18, 2012

Hi Bob,

Like for the title & wonderful photo. I wonder what you'd make of some of our local trees, You were with me today (well my thoughts~at some trees)!

Best wishes Judith.

Bobsky on February 18, 2012

Hi Judith Thanks for that, most areas have one or two good trees and a village church , looking through the group album always gives me motivation to try other parts of the U.K. Its good that I do enjoy walking,I so greatful for the digital camera and don't have to pay for film. Regards Bob

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