I just wanted to show you this amazing tree we found in the grounds of our local hospital. I couldn't pass without taking some photos. Isn't is wonderful? It looks as though it has been loosely plaited/braided over a very long period of time. It has real character, don't you think? I noticed a sign on it saying that it was protected by the local council, and no one was allowed to chop it down, which is nice. Above is a photo of the tree with my son standing at the base, to show how big it is. You can see more of the beautiful texture and details in the close-up below. I love the colour of it, too...sort of reminds me of old grey stone. I think it must be very old. I'm glad I caught a photo of it, I hope to draw it one day when I have a spare moment.