John and Mike set out to cut up a fallen ash tree into usable planks of timber. The quality of the cutting revealed a beautiful figuring in the wood which added to its value of being a magnificent material. ( I am currently reading The Man Who Made Things out of Trees by Robert Penn which is a celebration of the Ash tree.) The pieces were safely stored in the shed at the end of the morning. The stunning orchid called Swayblade has also revealed itself as the ferns slowly unfold their fronds.