Sorbus intermedia or Swedish Whitebeam is widely grown as an ornamental tree in northern Europe, commonly used in avenues and urban parks. It grows to 10–20 m tall. The leaves are green above, and densely hairy with pale grey-white hairs beneath. The autumn colour is dull yellowish to grey-brown. The fruit is an oval pome 15 mm long and 10 mm diameter, orange-red to red, maturing in mid autumn. The fruit is dryish, and eaten by thrushes and waxwings, which disperse the seeds. (Wikipedia)
The Friday My Town theme of the week is “twisted, curly, contorted, wound spirally”. It has been an extra challenge for me over the past two weeks to match partaking in the weekly photo memes with showing the pictures I chose for my wall calendar. As for my November picture, I don’t think it needs any extra twisting though, since the branches of the tree are naturally twisted!
Here are some other pictures from my archives for the FMTSO theme:
Sculpture “Tornado” by Birgert & Bergström
(one of my favourites)
Sculpture “Declination” by Tony Cragg
(not really one of my favourites)
Sculpture “Non-Violence” by Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd
(not much head-scratching needed to get the message)
Christmas lights twisted round the branches of a tree in the Park.
Twisted, curly murals framing the doors in the old Courthouse.
And this is my latest hobby, while waiting for spring:
Recycling my old pictures into kaleidoscopes!
Also called Getting a New Perspective
of Familiar Surroundings…!
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