The new January Squares challenge, hosted as ever by Becky, the Queen of Squares, is all about ____light. In this often dull month light of any kind is what we all need to lift our spirits as we wait impatiently for spring to begin. Click on the link to find out more.

Backlighting A prunus serrula (Tibetan Cherry)

A magnificent small garden tree for year round interest its most prominent feature is its tactile, silky, polished bark. The smooth, mahogany bark peels in translucent cinnamon and honey coloured sheets to reveal a fresh new hue of bronze-red gloss beneath. Caught in autumn sunlight this tree almost glows.

Common Name: Tibetan cherry tree, birch bark cherry, birchbark cherry, paperbark cherry

backlight (verb) = illuminate from behind.

January Squares | Day Three

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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.

17 thoughts on “Backlight”

  1. what a beautiful shot . . . I do so love these trees. There is on at Hillier’s Arboretum, and irresistible to photographers!

    1. They are also lovely and tactile too. I can never resist stroking the bark, so silky. Well, when they are not peeling…

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