Ancient chestnut trees: some portraits

A walk high above Seven Bridges in Studley Royal. A walk I’ve never done before – a hidden one and not easy to spot. But see what treasures there are here.

Now that’s a characterful face!

For Monday Portraits …

… and Jo’s Monday Walk

… and Becky’s Walking Squares

Author: margaret21

I'm retired and living in North Yorkshire, where I walk as often as I can, write, volunteer, and travel as often as I can.

69 thoughts on “Ancient chestnut trees: some portraits”

  1. Trees are quite incredible when you get in close aren’t they? I don’t think I’d stand up well to all those years of weathering 🤔💖
    I have a scheduled post this morning which I can’t easily add to but I’ll be privileged to share this next time. Sending hugs 🫂 🤗 💖

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  2. Margaret… these trees are stunning… so much character to them… and when you look deeper you can such detail and texture, plus a few hidden faces. xx


  3. I love old trees. There are some Burr Oaks in a local forest preserve that are quite old and craggy. We have some Osage orange trees whose trunks are gnarly like yours that drop green fruit in the fall. Love trees and shade they bring and how they look when winter comes and the moon shines through them. Have a wonderful week.

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  4. How absolutely bloomin’ wonderful! Variously they could be landscapes, rock formations, faces, continents photographed from space, fantastic works of art, or close ups of large animals or aquatic life. They are indeed venerable trees which may well outlast humanity! Thank you!

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