Friday, 28 May 2010

The Dark Hedges

This spectacular avenue of majestic beech trees near the village of Armoy, County Antrim is one of my favourite stretches of country road in Northern Ireland. Known locally as ‘The Dark Hedges’, the beeches (planted in 1750) form a natural archway above the road with their intertwining branches.

It’s an enchanting place to linger, watching the ever-changing light.

(Photos: Pam)

"Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life."
~ Hermann Hesse, Wandering


Saschi said...

oh how i'd love to walk that path! in my dreams i have done so! especially at dusk, or in the rain, or snow. lucky lucky you!

Jenn Erickson said...

The "Dark Hedges" are breathtaking. I hope to visit there some day!