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.

32 thoughts on “Time x Square”

  1. Yes, we need to be kind to trees, and respect nature, Jude.
    I agree with you, Becky is the Queen of Squares…I always enjoy the Square challenge

  2. Well I have learnt a new word Jude. I wonder if the marks made by insects on the Scribbly gums can be called an arborglyph. With just 2 hours left of 2018 I don’t know if I can keep my eyes open for the midnight fireworks. All the best for 2019 Jude 😊

        1. Change the clocks and see it in in 15minutes!!!

          I’m only staying up tonight because the fireworks are at the end of our building so have no choice 🎆🎇

        2. Ha ha… I’m only a short way from NSW border, they have daylight saving so they are now in 2019!!! I’m hanging in to see the Sydney fireworks, actually I think they may be on now…. nope just checked….

  3. Thank you Jude for the lovely intro, and for such an interesting #timesquare. I never knew tree graffiti had a name. Wishing you a happier and drier 2019 xxx

  4. I love that tree graffiti has a name, and that I now know it. I could never bring myself to carve into a living thing — or in the case of tattoos— let someone else do it to me. I do feel like I’m in a minority of the un-inked though.

    Happy New Year Jude; wishing you all the best.

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