The Staverton oaks of Suffolk

In this place there are thousands of ancient oaks.  Old and hoary and with trunks that look like agonised faces dissolving in lava.  Many are dieing on their feet.  They are like Indian elephants – domesticated that is and  planted as a  deer park 700 years ago by the local monks.  Pollarded tops gave them…

Playing with scale

There is a walk round here that I go on nearly every day.  The landscape is pretty spacious and empty.  We are in Suffolk which is the county of the large skies.  It is what you get with flat ground. London is not much over an hour away by train but this is the empty…