SPONTANEOUS ART IN NATURE November 10, 2019November 10, 2019 | gaiainaction While waiting for a lift with my daughter, her husband and my grandchildren to travel today I spent this time taking some photos of knots in the Chestnut and Pine trees lining the little park on the outskirts of our town. I also wanted to take some photos of the lichens growing on their trunks, and so I did that too. It was a glorious and still Sunday morning. The now leafless chestnut tree This Chestnut tree is marked by several interesting looking knots, created when the tree was younger by some damage or disease. Interesting and pleasing to the eye. Some high Pine trees grow side to side with the Chestnut trees. Lichens and some mosses cover their bark. I’m always fascinated by the bark of trees, they show the most intricate and lovely patterns and subtle colours. Above are some examples of these; A knot in the Pine tree trunk. Lichens and moss invading a trunk. A close-up of a bark design. Just as my family arrived I noticed many beech nuts covering an area near the gate. A colourful leaf of a Cherry Blossom tree twirled toward the lowers shrubs. This small park is noted for its variety of trees, I often like to take my grandchildren there especially in early autumn to look for conkers, it is nice all around.