Sorry to disappoint all the dog lovers out there, it's tree bark I'm mad about.
I really notice the trees as l run in the mornings. Some have scales like old crocodiles.
Some are smooth with little lichen islands sprouting out all over them.
Some have hidey holes that must be homes for all sorts of creatures. This is when Beatrix Potter mentality springs into action and all the furry creatures are suddenly wearing Victorian clothes and rushing around like people.
And some are just old and mossy with pretty flowers around them. They are restful, interesting, and a good way to slow down the mind and take you away from the bustle of reality.
Go on, have a look at some trees next time you are out and about, they aren't just woody sticks with leaves on top, they are interesting too.
Might have to start talking to them……………….