I love Tara Cain’s Weekly The Gallery. Each week we she posts a new topic on her site and encourages submissions. This week’s theme is “Ugly”. Rather a tricky one we all say. I thought about finding a slug. But couldn’t find one. Then I thought of an unfavourable family photo, but that wouldn’t have been very kind. Then I thought of a “Full Potty”, but that is just yukky. And then I remembered/ saw these: these are supposed to be trees on our road! The council just hacked them into stumpy amputated left overs of something that used to be a tree. They should be in a Tim Burton film… not our road. I hate them. I think they are ugly ugly ugly!! Each summer they struggle to grow some leaves and in winter they just make everything more miserable! I took photos at dawn and sunset – and nature does an amazing thing: it transform them into magical structures that you would find in an enchanted forrest – don’t you agree!?
PS With a gnarled old tree, nature was at work… hence there is something inherently beautiful. These are man made… hence the “ugliness”.