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Sir_Sheep


Sir_Sheep

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Location: Chester, UK

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Posted:
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Lone tree on a hill. Do they really exist?

Flid and myself have been having a discussion over the last few months regarding these elusive natural phenomenen. I think that they do. Flid being the eternally cynical one, has stated that he's never seen one and that every image available is false, made up, or just painted.

So, you wonderful HoPpers, do you have any physical evidence of these trees? Photos, locations, descriptions?

Please, prove me right!


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vanize
SILVER Member since Aug 2001

vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas

Total posts: 3899
Posted:gah!

I have the perfect picture for this - my father, age 10 or so, sitting with his pet racoon on his lap - b&w photo from the late 1930's (yes my dad was that old!). unfortunately it is in a storage unit in Texas in a photo album and many thousnads of miles away from here...


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vanize
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vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas

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Posted:oh - there is also a grand tree up at the top of palentine hill in rome - no other trees or bushes, just the ruins of the roman imperial palace... I suppose that disqualifies it?



edit: nevermind - there are a couple other trees off to the side now that I look at my photos...

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spritie
SILVER Member since Sep 2001

spritie

Pooh-Bah
Location: Galveston, TX

Total posts: 2014
Posted:ohhh...I think I have a pic of that one online...

runs off to check


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spritie
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spritie

Pooh-Bah
Location: Galveston, TX

Total posts: 2014
Posted:Nope, that one did not make the online cut apparently. But, there are lots of other trees in the whole Forum area, so I'm guessing that would disqualify it umm

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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

Total posts: 9232
Posted:Written by: flid

NYC: I thought you still went to highschool? wink




Yes, it's true, this is my 14th year in High School. I've been in a classroom just about every school day for the last 26 years. But it feels much longer. wink


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vanize
SILVER Member since Aug 2001

vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas

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Posted:actually don't worry about it - mint sauce has posted the palentine hill tree above - and i can already see it doesn't qualify from my pics.

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Ifrit
BRONZE Member since Aug 2004

Ifrit

The GF of HoP
Location: Somerset, England

Total posts: 492
Posted:Im pretty sure that some farmers plant lone trees on hill for shade for there live stock.

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vanize
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vanize

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas

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Posted:possible:




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vanize
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Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Austin, Texas

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Posted:it does seem that most people wo take pictures of lone trees on hills are more concerned about nicely framing the picture instead of actually proving that it is the only object on the hill... I think flid's requirements are too strict short of forcing someone to actually go out and make a specific photo specifically to meet said requirements.

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flid
BRONZE Member since Aug 2002

flid

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Location: Warwickshire

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Posted:nice possibilities, but rule number 1 states grass

still no pictures or GPS coordinates smile

Polythene: picture 2 clearly doesn't show the whole hill. There's probably like a huge theme park just out of shot!


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polythene


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Location: London/ Surrey

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Posted:The description that goes with it states that it's CALLED Lone Tree Hill and everything, meanie tongue

The optimist claims that we are living in the best of all possible worlds.
The pessimist fears this is true.

Always make time to play in the snow.

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

Total posts: 7330
Posted:okay, what's wrong with this one flid?




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and here's an oak tree on a ridge with nothing near it:




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cole. x


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i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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flid
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flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire

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Posted:the top one is good smile

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ado-p
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ado-p

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Location: Galway/Ireland

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Posted:http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/10978879/

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NYC


NYC

NYC
Location: NYC, NY, USA

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Posted:No good cole, the leaves are yellow. See rule #23. wink
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Yes, let's go.
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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

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Posted:and this one fits everything except the grass (cos of the snow):




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[this thread is weeeeeird umm]





cole. x


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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flid
BRONZE Member since Aug 2002

flid

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Warwickshire

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Posted:ado's one has already been posted in this thread, and as rule one states, there must be grass around tongue

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Sir_Sheep


Sir_Sheep

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Location: Chester, UK

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Posted:ubblol

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ado-p
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ado-p

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Location: Galway/Ireland

Total posts: 3882
Posted:really, darn

one of my fave trees is up on a hill all alone.

will try to get a pic.

who posted frauleins pic?

probably fraulein.

smile


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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

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Posted:so do you admit they exist then flid or do ya still reckon its a made up phenomenon...?

i'm curious as to how this argument came about, especially with so many stipulations?

did grass really matter at the start or did the argument actually go like:

sheep: "there are trees alone on hilltops, even though you might not have seen one"
flid: "yeah maybe, but not one on a hill surrounded by grass" *evil cackle*

confused


cole. x


"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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polythene


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Posted:I reckon he can't admit defeat publically and lose face, or Sheep'll never let him live it down. I wouldn't biggrin

The optimist claims that we are living in the best of all possible worlds.
The pessimist fears this is true.

Always make time to play in the snow.

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fluffy napalm fairy


fluffy napalm fairy

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Posted:Written by: flid

There's gotta be a reason why a tree could survive on a hill on it's own. It's open to the elements, if its somewhere where a tree can grow other stuff will too. Either the area has changed since the tree took shape, or it's just weird. And I don't want a weird tree, I want a nice one, to sit under.



This is one of the funniest things I have read for a long time

biggrin ubblol biggrin ubblol biggrin


Geologists do it in the dirt................ spank

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fluffy napalm fairy


fluffy napalm fairy

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Posted:incidentally, Oli has the most beautiful book on trees at his house - All i need to do is hitch down to Lyme, break in, sneak past the cats and his parents and brother, find the key to the study, find the book, find an image of a lone tree on a non-pathetic grassy hill totally in shot, access his computer, scan it, and sneak out again.

Geologists do it in the dirt................ spank

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Sir_Sheep


Sir_Sheep

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Location: Chester, UK

Total posts: 725
Posted:The argument went more along the lines of

(Imagine yourself on the Virgin Train between Coventry and London Euston)

flid - I've never seen a tree like the one in the logo for the BBC series "Who Do You Think You Are?"
Sheep - You're just not looking hard enough. There's one!
flid - No, thats not on a hill.
Sheep - What about that one?
flid - That's a weird, ugly shape.
Sheep - Well, how about that?
flid - That's a electricity pylon!
Sheep - Pooh frown


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polythene


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Posted:Several of those photos showed at LEAST as much scenery as that logo... supporting the theory my previous post tongue

Methinks FNF will laugh lots at the transcript of that conversation too... I did biggrin


The optimist claims that we are living in the best of all possible worlds.
The pessimist fears this is true.

Always make time to play in the snow.

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fluffy napalm fairy


fluffy napalm fairy

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Location: Brum / Dorset / Fairy Land

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Posted:ubblol ubblol

Geologists do it in the dirt................ spank

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fluffy napalm fairy


fluffy napalm fairy

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Location: Brum / Dorset / Fairy Land

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Posted:Poly are you a mind reader? biggrin wink

Geologists do it in the dirt................ spank

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coleman
SILVER Member since Aug 2002

coleman

big and good and broken
Location: lunn dunn, yoo kay

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Posted:yep, i agree with polythene smile
the 'who do you think you are' tree doesn't qualify under 'the rules' anyway - its on a ridge, not a hill and you can't see if there's anything nearby.
plus its blatently fake wink

i reckon the oak tree i posted up there would look exactly like the wdytya title screen tree in a shot taken closer up.


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"i see you at 'dis cafe.
i come to 'dis cafe quite a lot myself.
they do porridge."
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devkev
SILVER Member since Mar 2002

devkev

discoverer of phat and poigling
Location: North London.. England

Total posts: 292
Posted:awww leaf it out...

lol.... ""rolls around splitting his sides with laughter... oh no its actually wind and slowly recovering from the squits"""

i want to be well again...


its all about the fun fun fun fun and more fun...

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flid
BRONZE Member since Aug 2002

flid

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Location: Warwickshire

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Posted:Written by:
so do you admit they exist then flid or do ya still reckon its a made up phenomenon...?



Oh absolutely, I'm in no doubt they exist, i was merely pointing out it's much harder than people think. Only once (as i said previous) did i claim they don't exist, and that was whilst sales shopping in whsmith (frustrated that there were no good deals).

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(Imagine yourself on the Virgin Train between Coventry and London Euston)



I did introduce miss sheep to it on a Euston to Coventry train, but imagine the episode of the simpsons where mr burns pays actors to pretend to be the simpson family. I don't sound anything like that, nor did i use those words tongue

I also never mentioned that program on tv, miss sheep clearly used that as an example because that was the book in whsmith that caused the one off comment about all photos being fakes!

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plus its blatently fake



Exactly!

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I reckon he can't admit defeat publically and lose face



I've already admitted defeat on my one off comment!

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oh and mine is a baileys



pint of grolsh please


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