Photo: Michael, Cooper, Alistair Livingstone, Paul Clerkin
OLD HOMER - Bent but not Broken - Northern Ireland
I’m the 200-year-old leaning Holm Oak near the Fairy Glen in Rostrevor - now I need support! I’ve been loved by generations of local people; for decades, artists, writers and musicians have been inspired under my evergreen leaves. Charles Dickens, C. S. Lewis and the young Princess Elizabeth have walked the ground I stand on. Hundreds of children have climbed my strong dragon-skin back or swung from my branches. We’ve all become friends. I hear your voices: you touch my spirit as I reach for the light.