They were here for about a week and spent a lot of time in the garden, sitting, reading, sunbathing, wandering about and just generally relaxing.
One evening, we were chatting and the girl suddenly said "I love the garden but I'm not very keen on 'scary tree'!"
I wasn't aware that we had a scary tree so I pressed for an explanation.
It turns out that the biggest fir tree in the garden was "scary tree". It has some big limbs fairly low down and they come more or less horizontally out from the trunk. In the photo, you can see one of them.
In the wind they move up and down a bit and appear to be beckoning - hence the name - scary tree.
I thought of this again the other day and mentioned it to another friend who is much more at one with nature and likes the idea of talking to the animals...
She said: I think that tree sounds like a loving tree, with its arms outstretched and whispering sweet nothings in the breeze....
So let me know - is it Scary Tree or Loving Tree - I know which I have chosen!