Bradgate Park. Leicestershire.
29th December 2007
Bradgate Park is a country park that I visited a few years ago.
My memory of the place was full of wind, rain and some twisty knarly oak trees clinging to the rocks.
On this trip we saw deer, wildfowl and a lot of people.
Fortunately this old oak tree was oblivious to it all, just getting on with what itís been doing for many of our short generations.
I donít know how old it is, probably much older than itís girth would suggest. On itís rocky perch it has limited itís own development much like a bonsai tree in a shallow dish.
It would be a fascinating tree to photograph in all the seasons but sadly for me itís just too far from home.