We'd been worried about a Rowan tree in our garden.
Traditionally, they're planted to ward off bad magic. Our looked like its trunk was suffering in some way. Then was saw this tree!
While paddling on Loch Linnhe, we stopped and took a walk along the shore. It's not completely clear from the photo, but the trunk looks like it split, then almost turned itself inside out.
There's no way something like this could actually be alive. Could it? I tried to snap a small twig and it bent, pliable with rising sap. Alive.
There's a message in here. Somewhere. I'll keep looking.