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Country diary: mighty oaks from acorns grow, but most are foiled by feet

18.09.2020
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Castle Bytham, Rutland: These symbols of might from mite line the plough furrows where they fall to become food, or mulch Just outside this ancient village is a little hill. There aren't many hills here, so you tend to notice them. Back in the day, this one had a Norman castle on it. Like many, that met a torturous end. And now, like others, it has become that weird rural symbol: a scratch of ornate type on the map, and a ghost in a place name - Castle Bytham.The broadleaf wood on top of the hill never saw the castle. These trees are slender, youthful. But they carry another, more venerable rural symbol. The wood ends hard at a field edge, where a path runs. The limbs of the trees lean over it, like spectators over a rail. And there they are: acorns, by the fistfuls and fistfuls. Continue reading...
Zdroj: The Guardian

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