When you have a much-used route to a particular destination, it’s funny the things you notice. For me, travelling regularly to Petersfield Railway Station to take the train up to London, it’s a tree in a field just on the outskirts of the centre, which features a ladder.
I always glance at it when driving by to check that the tree and the ladder is still there. I’m intrigued by it. Why has it got a ladder and what is it for? It doesn’t seem to be used, it doesn’t appear to move. I hear an unseen farmer shooting birds from time to time but I have never seen anyone actually climb the ladder.
I admit, it’s now become part of my driving ritual – and I often stop to take a picture of the tree and its probably more attractive companions in the field. I pray that the tree with the ladder will remain where it is – untouched. It’s become something of a symbol of enduring normality and permanency for me in this ever more complexing world of ours.
Funny the things that go through your mind when driving, isn’t it?
Contributer & photographer: Sue Lowry
Follow A3Traveller on Twitter: @A3Traveller and Sue Lowry on Google +, YouTube, Linkedin, Flickr and Pinterest. I also operate another blog for my company, Magellan PR – http://www.magellanstraits.com. They can be followed on Twitter: @MagellanPR, on Google+, on YouTube, on Pinterest and on Facebook.