When we lived in Shrewsbury we lived in a picturesque county town of England and on our doorstep was the wonderful Shropshire countryside with the breathtaking beauty of Wales not that much further away.
We explored both in our slightly battered and rusting, red, 4 door Renault 5 Campus, with its little 1100cc engine. We used to joke about it and lean forward when going uphill to help the seemingly struggling engine out. England can be a beautiful place in the summertime and allows the local traveller and photographer to enjoy views just as outstanding as if they had got on a flight to some foreign land. Didn’t Dorothy say something about being home in The Wizard of Oz?
This photo is from one of weekend drives out and we took it near Ellesmere in Shropshire. It’s from a 35mm slide and although the date we took it is on the slide that’s locked away in storage where we can’t get to at the moment. Suffice to say it was a glorious summer day when we took it. Perhaps this was the last oak of a mighty wood or forest. If so how and why had this one survived? It would be possible if one had the time to find out through records possibly how long this land had been farmed for and maybe more about the oak. There’s a whole story out there waiting to be discovered.
We do actually sell this image as a blank greeting card as part of a set of 8 different cards and as a print from Junagarh Media