Sciryuda (Fractured). This is a sequence of images concentrating on a particular ancient oak in the Birklands area of Sherwood Forest. The first image was made in January 2021 which shows the large branch on the right hand side intact. Those that follow have been made exactly two years later, the tree now displaying a different appearance. Fractured, the branch has fallen, taking a mature Silver Birch with it to the ground. On the one hand it is sad, but this oak is already well into the last third of its life. The oak will of course never return to its former glory as a leviathan of the forest but despite the fracture, the rest of the tree appears healthy considering its old age and state, this years leaf buds are well developed and leaves should appear in the springtime. The fallen branch is already providing a haven for insects and I spent over an hour just a short distance away quietly watching. Wildlife has already adapted. A Robin appeared, a Buzzard glides through the rough then circles overhead surveying the changes to its hunting ground followed by the gift of a happy Blackbird flying into and out of the fractured fallen branch and extensions. Perhaps everything is normal, the forest was alive.