Some days - ok just today - you spot one tree made up of three constituent parts worthy of a full Tree of the Day podium. Left to right gold to bronze. What a survivor the droopy bit ! ...

Tree of the Day is the one that made the bats of Woakes and Buttler. Fantastic partnership. Keep telling myself I will get off the sofa. Impossible. Test cricket at its best and though it would be so much better with a crowd having no fans doesn’t kill the passion in the same way it does football. ...

An early winner in Tree of the Day. Sent to me by Jack Ringland in Belfast where he was out walking yesterday as Northern Ireland and beyond absorbed the news of John Hume’s passing. Made me think of all those times when things seemed hopeless and John insisted there was always hope ...

My thanks to Mr Neil Atkinson for this beautiful shot of today’s Tree of the Day. A gold for Yorkshire!! Birnham Rocks, nr Harrogate. One day their football team gets promoted to the Football League. The next they win TotD. Can life get any better for Harrogate? ...

Today’s Tree of the Day winner was so confident of gold he even turned up with his own little bouquets for the medal ceremony #TotD ...

I’m not big on rainbow shots .... but when it’s a big rainbow .... ...

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