Commonplace and very ordinary; an everyday sort of tree seen through a rain-wet window – but what a magnificent example of a glorious piece of natural art. Modern artists ought to refine their vision!
I was fortunate enough to attend this deeply moving ceremony. Unfortunately I forgot to take my camera so I had to make do with the above sketch. However, going through some old papers the other day it occurred to me that it might still be of some interest – especially to any pussy cat or sentimental mouse who has an internet connection.
(drawing by Thurstan Bassett)