Time x Square

Your last chance to join in with December’s Squares hosted by the lovely Becky. The photos don’t necessarily have to be of a timepiece, but are open to interpretation to reflect time in some way, or sayings such as ‘the passing of time’, ‘a stitch in time’, or time running away from you.

Day 31: Arborglyph

An arborglyph is tree writing — words or pictures carved into the bark of a tree. Smooth-barked tree species, such as beeches, birches, and aspens, are most frequently carved. Some of the carvings are historically or culturally significant

Carving a heart and name or initials of a loved one into the bark of a tree can allow your feelings to live on for many years as trees can live for hundreds of years if not thousands.

Although carving a heart into a tree won’t hurt it, it may encourage others to do the same causing disfigurement. And unless the tree belongs to you, it is also considered vandalism. So, better to respect the tree and if you really want to show your feelings consider a tattoo on your own body. Or better still engraved on a silver locket…

Thanks once again to Becky for another delightful and fascinating Square challenge. She is definitely the Queen of Squares and a wonderful hostess.

December Squares | Day Thirty-one

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

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