winter tribute

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Year 2006 collection. “I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says “Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” Lewis Carroll

I took this picture in the winter of 2006 in the city of Lund. This picture is almost a clone of another post “autumn tribute” in which I mentioned that four of these beautiful trees in my former neighbourhood have meanwhile died from a fungus that has an extensive spelling – as usually is – in Old Latin; Hymenoscyphus pseudoalbidus. For those, like me, who enjoy a walk in the parks and woods without a Latin Degree this is called “ash dieback”. That fungus has affected thousand of trees specially in the North of Europe some of years ago but not definitively eradicated, it seems.