Stevie Carroll (stevie_carroll) wrote,
Stevie Carroll
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Tree Dressing at the Weald and Downland Museum 2013 Part Two

Following on from my previous post, my explorations in the woods around the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum led me to a clearing in which I found a series of 12 iron treemarkers, made by members of the British Artistic Blacksmith Association:
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Hornbeam and Ash, Horse Chestnut and Sycamore:
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Blackthorn and Norwegian Maple, Elm and Beech:
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Hawthorn and Sallow, Hazel and Field Maple:
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I eventually made my way back to the town square, and after lunch I watched the Mythago Morris:
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I then had a bit more of a wander, and saw the Smithy and a new Cattle Pound:
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Then I visited the Watermill and watched the ducks and their friends by the Pond:
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By which point it was time for us all to assemble for the procession around the museum site:
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I didn't take part in the spiral dance this year, but I tried to get some photos of the dressed trees and the dancers:
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All in all another grand day out, and I'm very much looking forward to visiting again for the post-Christmas events.
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