I love trees. As a child I did not go to forests very often. My father has difficulty walking, so
uneven ground was avoided during family outings. My dad did introduce me to the drawn
trees by Jean Dulieu and Marten Toonder. Trees with character so to say.

These are my favourites, trees with knots, trees with twisted branches, trees with roots that
seem out to have you trip over them.

Last Wednesday my friend Joyce and I went out for a walk in the surroundings of Valkeveen,
Naarden and we came across this tree. Unfortunately this tree has passed but it's still
beautiful, I would like to draw every knot.

At the foot of the tree a group of fairy inkcaps pushed their way through the already
cracked bark.

Life dies off and gives life again🍃