Tuesday 1 May 2018

Beltane 2018

This is the rather gloriously named Sun Oak [can't find out why as yet] in Horsham which "apparently" is the second oldest oak tree in the country. Unfortunately those sort of spurious facts can't be verified one way or the other, but he is a magnificent specimen with a trunk spanning five metres and is thought to date back to the 1200s. It is traditional to doff your cap to him on May Day.

May Day greetings to all!


PS I now know that it gets its name from the belief that it will lay its shade across an acre on Midsummer's day.


  1. Give him a doff from me! xx

  2. I must look out for this next time I am Horsham way. I love all trees but my favourite is the Holms Oak and evergreen, I love the way it sort of spreads and forms a lovely canopy, just perfect as shade on a hot day.

  3. Beltane blessings to you and the Sun Oak


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