Mel Tor Oak

Mel Tor Oak

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A gnarled sessile oak (Quercus petraea) in the dense Meltor Wood, in the Dart valley below Mel Tor. It's moss carpeted branches catching some transient morning light between heavy downpours of sleet, rain and hail on a winter's morning.

A beguiling ancient atmosphere to this steep woodland. The low hum of the swollen river drifted up from far below.
07/01/2016 - 14:57morpheus71
CategoryLandscape / Travel
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alfpics

Link Posted 07/01/2016 - 22:44
You have a knack of getting the composition 'just right'!
Andy
Last Edited by alfpics on 07/01/2016 - 22:44

Wildwood512

Link Posted 07/01/2016 - 23:14
alfpics wrote:
You have a knack of getting the composition 'just right'!

Yes and a treat to behold for nature lovers!
Cheers...Donna 😊

morpheus71

Link Posted 08/01/2016 - 10:10
alfpics wrote:
You have a knack of getting the composition 'just right'!

Many thanks Andy😊 It was with curiosity that I wandered into these woods, for the first time, that cover the steep sided valley of the Dart below Mel Tor. Sunlight periodically appearing between the sleet, hail and rain downpours of a winter's morning. I reached this point and was struck by the flow of the anthropomorphic form of the oak. The transient light from the left and the flow into this space and rightwards, appealed to me in it's energy. A wonderful moment in a place that has a great sense of what the ancient Dartmoor Forest would have been like.
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/

morpheus71

Link Posted 08/01/2016 - 10:16
Wildwood512 wrote:
alfpics wrote:
You have a knack of getting the composition 'just right'!

Yes and a treat to behold for nature lovers!

Many thanks Donna 😊 As soon as I stepped into the wild wood I was struck by the enchanting nature of things and it was a joy to explore. It's wonderful that such pockets of wildness exist unchanged by humans. No paths through, and a rugged scramble to get into but it is common land, a place to invite a curious wandering.
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/

Teaka53

Link Posted 08/01/2016 - 20:58
Wildwood512 wrote:
alfpics wrote:
You have a knack of getting the composition 'just right'!

Yes and a treat to behold for nature lovers!

I agree, moss,lichen and decaying wood, bet there are loads of bugs if you look closely
Malc

morpheus71

Link Posted 18/01/2016 - 14:23
Teaka53 wrote:
Wildwood512 wrote:
Quote:
You have a knack of getting the composition 'just right'!

Yes and a treat to behold for nature lovers!

I agree, moss,lichen and decaying wood, bet there are loads of bugs if you look closely

Thanks Malc These wild woods are rich in insects, ferns, moss and lichens for sure. We need more natural places like this!
https://www.philhemsley.co.uk/
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