Tuesday 7 March 2017

At the Base of the Tree

We have lots of trees on my road, planted into paving slab sized squares of soil.

I love the little environments you get around the base of the tree, in particular these dense little carpets of tiny white flowers that grow amongst the mosses and dandelion.

It's a harsh world down there, polluted, noisy, sprayed with dog urine and heaven knows what other foulnesses. But yet, there is life. One can almost imagine the minuturised David Bellamy of "Bellamy's Backyard Safari" tearing around down there, being chased by centipedes.


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 07.03.17


  1. Lovely post Simon - just shows what you can find when you take time to look closely :)

  2. Lovely isn't it, the dog peed on tree and still there is stuff growing!

  3. Lovely little miniature world, and you have an active imagination. ;-)

  4. it's always lovely to see how nature can move into such small and seemingly unpromising areas