10 april 2015

Witches' broom

I photographed these witches' brooms ('heksenbezem' in Dutch) against a blue sky on Easter Sunday near the village of Norg. These dense masses of shootgrows, resembling a broom or a bird's nest, are a disease or deformity where the natural structure of the plant or tree is changed.

I am linking to Skywatch Friday.

13 opmerkingen:

  1. Even if it's a pest, it looks good against the blue sky!

  2. Ik dacht even dat het maretak was. Deze kende ik nog niet.

  3. Very interesting Marleen. Tom The Backroads Traveller

  4. Ik wist niet dat dat zo genoemd werd, mooi gezicht tegen de lucht.

  5. Deze heksenbezems komen prachtig uit tegen de licht bewolkte lucht.

  6. Que interessante, a principio achei que fosse ninho de pássaros. Bela foto!

  7. Reacties
    1. Thank you for visiting me. The photo is from my homeplace, i am looking out to the sea and hills every day, and I love it !
      Hugs from Anne-Mai

  8. I imagine they're around here, but I've never heard of the term before.

  9. We call these the wind nest.
    You have found great branches.


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