Friday, September 23, 2011

Can't see wood for Trees.Part 2

Before the walk we drove along the narrow lanes to Luxborough for a light lunch at the Royal Oak as I was cooking in the evening. The food there is stunning. T had moules, I had terrain with onion marmalade. The bread is to die for

I firmly believe that all the trees we are surrounded by keep the air pure and - oddly tend to give the roses black spot.

I hope you can read this

Their bark is worse than their bite.( for Rog)

Can you see the little mice hiding in the cone with just their tail and feet showing?
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Rog said...

Love the tree carving.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

These are all FABULOUS Pictures of a very Beautiful place....It looks so peacefil---and tranquil....The trees are stunning! And the food looks great, too...

The Unbearable Banishment said...

What mice? Are you joking?

Pat said...

Rog: near isn't it?

Naomi: somehow the rain made it even more peaceful.

UB: you are funny! If you click to enlarge on the notice above the cone it explains it is an Americn myth that the cone was designed like that so mice could hide there during forest fires.

Sausage Fingers said...

Love the pics, can't see the mice.

Ponita in Real Life said...

Oh, I love the Douglas fir!!! My favourite tree... there are a few planted here in Manitoba, but the West Coast is loaded with lots of huge ones! How lovely that you have them there.

I at first looked for mice on the ground around that tree stump and it wasn't until I read the plaque that I figured out the "mice" thing. hehe

A lovely place to walk, Pat. Just gorgeous.

R. Sherman said...

Lovely forest. The trails look very well maintained.


Scarlet Blue said...

I like the history trunk!
What is the tallest tree of 2011?

LL Cool Joe said...

That photo with the history of the tree was very interesting! Nice to see it wasn't raining either!

Wow that looks quite a bit of food for a light lunch!

Pat said...

Rog: that should have been 'neat'!

Sausage Fingers: they are mythical:)

Ponita: glad you worked the mice out. You have to explain it to the boys:)
I bet yours(firs)are bigger than ours. We saw some whoppers near San Francisco.

Randall: when any place looks well maintained it is usually down to The Forestry Commission or the National Trust.

Scarlet: sorry I don't know the answer - have e-mailed my son.

LL Cool Joe: I did have my brolly up some of the time.
The lunch was actually taken from their 'starter's' menu.

Granny Annie said...

Amazing post from the food to the trees to the mouse hidden in the pine cone. I could not spy the mouse however, not a bit. Will keep looking.

Pat said...

Granny Annie: you have to shrink your brain - think VERY small and under each leaf of the cone are two tiny feet and a tail. It took me a while:)

angryparsnip said...

What wonderful post today.
Love the name Nutcombe Bottom. The photos are wonderful, so different from were I live.

cheers, parsnip

Pat said...

Parsnip: when I come over to yours I really enjoy the contrast.

Mike and Ann said...

Hello Pat. With Rog, I loved the tree stump carving, gives a real idea of time passing.

Took me a little while to work out the mice in the pine cone, but when I spotted them I was amazed at the sheer number of mice hiding (not altogether successfully) in one small pine cone.
Regards, Mike and Ann.

Guyana-Gyal said...

Haha, I'm going to tell the young ones in the family this one about the mice. tee hee. They'll love it.

Trees are so good for us, we only know the half of it.

Anonymous said...

This makes me want to go right back and cross that North Sea again! We went to Scotland for our honeymoon last week and really enjoyed the beautiful nature in the highlands. It made a wonderful break from life in the big city!

- Marjolein

Pat said...

Mike and Ann: believe me -it took me a while before my son could convince me.

GG: have fun with the little ones:)

Marjolein: golly I didn't realise the big day had happened. Scotland is really special isn't it? People always say how romantic to drive south with someone you love but for us it was Scotland

rashbre said...

You can't beat some stomping around in a wood.

Not heard the 'mice' thing before.

Pat said...

Rashbre: me neither:)