Without life of its own, this dead tree will provide food for insects and thereby birds and animals. It will support nests and hiding places – until it is deemed unsafe for us poor humans, when it will be taken down and disposed of.
At the recent Tour de France event in Yorkshire, people were waiting for significant periods of time for the cyclists to flash past. This friendly motorbike policeman added a little excitement as he ‘high-fived’ youngsters when he drove down the road. A fair number of older ladies thought they’d get in on the act too!
Walking back to my car, after spending a little while watching the Tour de France cavalcade rush past, a sudden noise made me look to my left just in time to see the Red Arrows whoosh past, on their way to do a flyover of the formal start of the race. A mere couple of minutes later they came rushing back the other way. If you have a camera slung over your shoulder, what are you going to do in such circumstances?