Hornbeam amidst the moor

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Hornbeam amidst the moor, acrylic on card (Daniel Graham)

Amidst the great open moorland there stood a hornbeam, its limbs reaching out for winter. The air was cold, and with this chill I felt my cheeks tighten. I walked towards the tree for some minutes, first entering its breathing ground, and then, a minute beyond that, its lichen-stippled trunk. I sat beneath the hornbeam’s brittle wood and listened on as three crows came to rest above my head, their movements knocking small twigs to the ground around me.

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2 thoughts on “Hornbeam amidst the moor

  1. Lovely artwork, and writing, Danny! I must say that I had never heard of a Hornbeam tree before, so I just goolgled it; of European origin, botanical name, Carpinus betulus. So, I have learnt something new today, thanks to your post 🙂 Cheers 🙂

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