The Daily Post Photographic Challenge this week is Intricate. This post includes two photographs. I have already written about a visit to Acorn Bank. I took lots of snaps that day. One in particular sprang to mind for this challenge.
To take the photo, I chose the best place to stand in order to have the mechanism in sunlight. Even so some of it is in the shadow of the tree. My shadow also appears in the shot.
The clock mechanism is inside a very old, hollow oak tree. The bark of the tree also has an intricate pattern. In winter and early spring the only clues to the species of a tree are its shape (habit) and its bark.
The second photo in this post was taken before we visited the bird-hide. The first one was on the way back about twenty minutes later.