WashYourHands

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Up against an oak near Mam Tor. Didn't see it from the tree's perspective.

Catholic guilt rush tempered by 600 year old organism sighing "noobs, i was here before Charles I".
 

catalog

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"WE ARE BEES FOR THE MACHINES​

We are beginning to think that every liquid in nature can compute, and perhaps consciousness can be an emergent property that can skip the organic and go into silicon – perhaps via us. We might just be insects pollinating machines that do not happen to have their own reproductive organs right now."

From https://techgnosis.com/de-landa-destratified/ which shiels posted the other day
 

WashYourHands

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Got out among some alders during dusk this evening visiting a client. Sun was a particularly surreal blended tone of amber/pearl, cloudy haze drifting lightly enough to both see and obscure. Alders have been coppiced for decades, so the bases were broad with cut back and new growth twisted upward in gothic spirals

A most uncanny affair, wanted to get a few photos but p.o.c nokia not known for picture quality and work phone verboten
 

pattycakes_

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speaking of coppices

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trust the japanese to come up with a technique thats not only good for the environment but also looks gorgeous too
 

WashYourHands

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Next time a revisit happens have to take a camera

The repetition of these layers of swirls, broken up by the odd brook and a boardwalk, created a depth trick of the eye. Thought parts were beeches but wrong. Flask of tea and a couple of jaffa cakes sat on logs, all civilised. Think it was being out in woods again after so long within the narrower confines of lockdown (yet that still undersells it)
 

pattycakes_

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me and a friend took a train out of the city to have a walk in the woods around Babelsberg today. they call it the Hollywood of Germany. very photogenic part of the country. they have some big film studios there. the place is teaming with palaces and other fancy bits of old architecture. we stuck to the woods mostly and managed to spot a load of deer and even some wild boar.
 

IdleRich

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Next time a revisit happens have to take a camera

The repetition of these layers of swirls, broken up by the odd brook and a boardwalk, created a depth trick of the eye. Thought parts were beeches but wrong. Flask of tea and a couple of jaffa cakes sat on logs, all civilised. Think it was being out in woods again after so long within the narrower confines of lockdown (yet that still undersells it)
I wanna see pics of this.
 

catalog

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I've renamed this thread "Tree Love" on my website:


"Treeshagging" is a bit too much I think. Luke was right:

Treeshagging maybe a bit crass as a title? Might put people off?

Added another good drawing this morning, Edith Rimmington's drawing for the cover of the magazine "Fulcrum" in 1944

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william_kent

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The Tree of Fertility the renowned and unique medieval fresco found on the large wall of the Fonti dell’Abbondanza in Massa Marittima. The Albero della Fecondità is a rare example of a thirteenth century mural painting with a most unusual profane subject matter whose origins can be found in ancient fertility cults.

A bit of a close up reveals the profane nature of the fresco...

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The Tree of Fertility in Massa Marittima, Fonte dell'Abbondanza (1265)
 

catalog

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Completely off topic, but that reminds me of this Sikh Temple I visited in India in 2017, Hazur Sahib.

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Basically went on a pilgrimage to it.

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It's beautifully done out in marble with inlaid illustrations.

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There's all the usual things you might expect in these illustrations - mosaics, birds, deer, flowers....

But what's a bit odd is that alongside these, there's the odd panel dedicated to weapons, including detailed pistols...

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In some ways, it's not odd at all, particularly considering the martial history of Sikhism, but it was a bit of head-turn moment for me, not seen that before.
 
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