Dead bark on tree wearing away to reveal stunning new copper growth beneath
Faded sign for archery club looks almost Crowley-esque
Ramshackle stone bridge over a path, shot from the mouth-like gap of the bigger bridge running under the road by the Coppice Pond
Stone cube, rather randomly placed.
Doorway going nowhere, near the turf research institute.
Doorway to a small, brick-built building near the Coppice Pond. Looks as though something has been locked inside, long ago…
Wooden mushroom, one of several scattered around a storyteller’s chair
Tunnel beneath the road at the Coppice Pond end of St Ives Estate.
The Coppice Pond
Dry-stone wall, almost indistinguishable from the natural features around it.
The St Ives Estate is a large, rambling area comprising the former family home of the Ferrand clan, now a care unit, surrounded by dense woodland which is home to a huge and varied amount of wildlife, a pond, a golf course, a children’s adventure play area and a turf research institute, among others. These pictures were taken on the afternoon of Sunday February 17, 2013. I think they tend to show how nature and man-made structures have grown into each other, until their provenance is almost indistinguishable; has mankind aped nature with his moss-covered dry-stone walls and lichen-splattered, seemingly-random stone monuments, or vice versa?