Thursday, 5 March 2015
Pagan Eye: Mistletoe Growing on an Apple Tree
I photographed this apple tree laden with mistletoe at the top of the meadow at Chalice Well Gardens, in Glastonbury, when I visited a couple of weeks ago. I don't think I have ever seen so much mistletoe on a tree before!
As I understand it, mistletoe doesn't harm the tree it grows on, but even so I couldn't help wondering what all that extra weight was doing to the branches. Nevertheless, it was an amazing sight. I sat under tree on a bench and enjoyed the view over the gardens in a brief spell of early spring sunlight before those grey clouds you can see in the picture rolled over.
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