Monday, August 13, 2007

Apple Tree

While out walking today, assessing the flood damage to the Nursery Rhyme Trail, and regretfully discovering that apart from a bit of silt on the footbridges the rest of the exhibits were completely unharmed, I spotted this apple tree. It has just the one, red apple upon it.

It looks slightly unreal, like a set dressing. It really fits with what a Nursery Rhyme tree should look like. It is my favourite thing on the walk at the moment. Still, once the apple drops, it will be just a tree again. There must be a metaphor for something in there....

5 comments:

Reg Pither said...

As for its significance, you'll either have to ask Eve or Mr I Newton.
As for a more romantic parallel, how about "Some things, like friendship, are beautiful but rare and when they're gone they only leave a feeling of sadness and emptiness"?
Poetic, eh?

stitchwort said...

Snow White's stepmother needs to get the poisoned apple from somewhere...

cogidubnus said...

I thought at first of one of those dreadful puns along the lines of "it's a lemon tree my dear Watson", but having twigged (heh heh) that it's along the dreaded Nursery Rhyme trail, I now realise that of course it's a public lava tree...

Despina said...

Was it too late to inflict some of your own flood damage? It's all in the name of good taste, Doris!

Doris said...

Reg - very poetic indeed.

Stitchwort - my thoughts exactly.

Cogidubnus - oh, tre(e)s droll

Despina - it was oh so tempting!