Guardian photographer Chris Thomond volunteered to spend a year photographing a tree.
And why not? After all, Claude Monet spent a year (1892/3) painting the façade of the Rouen Cathedral at different times of the day and year.
Two March views.
“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity… and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.”
– William Blake
Oak tree and child on her way to school in September.
Click here for Chris Thomond’s photo essay.
In other arboreal news, a 1000 year old giant sequoia tree in California toppled in a storm this week .
Pioneer Cabin Tree R.I.P.