It's been a while since I wrote a tree following update, although I went and photographed my tree in September what with our week in Cornwall I didn't share those, so here's a double update which'll bring you right up-tp-date with the developments.
In my last post - see Tree following August: The still-a-mystery tree- I was still unsure what tree I'd decided to follow. But Chloris knew and identified it - thank you! - as a Pawlonia Tomentosa, or the Foxglove tree and although it's a beauty I fear that (because of pollarding) this one won't be given the chance to flower. Boo!
So what did it look like in September?
Well as I approached the tree the change was obvious with many of the leaves already fallen, so many that you could easily see through the tree.
The leaves were caught around the trunk
And littering the grass
The leaves remaining on the tree were also deteriorating...
But it was a lovely sunny September day when I stopped by, I mean just look at the sky!
So, one month on at the start of October and you'd think it couldn't change that much, again...
Well it had, and I gasped as I spotted my tree. When I say spotted my tree, I had to double check it was still there as there was a lot more house on show this visit.
So many more of the leaves were down, and again caught up in the trunk.
What struck me on this visit was how bare, but how tall and straight the branches were, with very few side branches. And then I realised that what I'd taken before to be side branches were in fact the stem of the leaves.
Ahem. Yes, well I'm new to this tree following... :)
Even though it was now a bit cooler, the skies were still blue. And a few uppermost leaves were still hanging on!
The other obvious change was the ivy on the wall behind my tree which was in the process of being cut down, and when I look back at the previous photos this going also contributes to seeing more of the house behind.
Even so I expect there'll be even more changes to report on when I next visit early next month.