It did seem strange without hearing birdsong, but the trees had been my objective, and there would be another time for birds. I photographed this one first, it's also in the background in my third photo.
This wonderful tree is rather special, with it's gnarled trunk and moss covered roots. Far from showing weakness, it's weather-beaten appearance shows it's strength as well as it's longivity.
The same tree, just from a slightly different position. It's strong and mighty ancient knobbled trunk and green gnarled roots, made me think of myths and legends, and it's perhaps my favourite tree in the park.
and moss and ivy covered trees, many of which look as though they have been blown over to one side.
The deeper one goes into the wooded areas the more ivy is apparent covering the whole of the tree.
It's hard to believe how they lean and bend, and twist and corkskrew their way upwards and sideways, but although they show signs of distress, they are deeply rooted, and magnificently steadfast.
they have been here for a very long time. This is a strange looking tree, being thicker in the middle than at the base of the trunk, and the branches also weirdly misshapen, rather like the tenticles of an octopus.
I am including the last two photos, but they were taken in a different park, where the trees grow straight and tall.
It's Good Fences again, where you can see gates, railings, and fences from different parts of the world and if you would like to participate, just click on the link. My thanks to Theresa our gracious host for her Good Fences meme.
I'm also linking to Naturefootstep's trees n bushes meme.