I wrote a few weeks ago about our new/old address and of the magnificent tree the kids played in. Well here it is in all it's summer glory.
It's a liquid amber. The owners prune it right back every winter so it's developed a really sturdy inner structure and is covered in lush new growth every year. Just perfect for climbing.
But, the kids don't just climb it. They bloody live up there! I thought my daughter, at 14, may have outgrown it but she and her friends are up there nearly every afternoon...ipods and phones in tow. They just hang around up there for...well, it's been 2 hours now!
I took some photos of them earlier but I can hear some more kids up there now. As I write this, it's 6.30 on a beautiful summer evening and there are about 8 kids up there (I just ran out and counted). You can't see ANY of them (but they are quite loud).
Here are some photos. The bottom one was taken 8 years ago, when Ethan was around 3 and Alex was 6.
We LOVE the tree :o)