Walking through Taunton town centre near to the river. Encountered this wonderful old tree and, as I am sure many children have before us, my children clambered onto it's huge lower branches. The ancient trunk has clearly absorbed a brick wall in it's long past, a slow growing amoeba powering on as our lives flit past. Trees and plants amaze me with their deceptive strength as buddleia push apart the walls of abandoned buildings and saplings climb up through pavements and so trees explode and absorb brick walls. If ever we leave this earth, for all of our accomplishments and constructions, the natural world will reclaim the surface of this planet in no time at all.