Here are two more photos that I took at Jerusalem last week.
I went there partly as a pilgrim to visit James K Baxter's grave
and the site of the famous commune, which after his death
in 1972 did not really continue.
The top photo shows his modest headstone, carrying his
maori name: Hemi.
The second photo is of two trees placed perhaps fifty paces from
where he lies.
I was told that the right hand one is the skeleton of a very old
Chestnut. That would make sense because between his grave and the tree is
the Top House. Rather careworn now and even then I imagine it was an epicentre
of the commune.
Baxter wrote a poem worrying about the leaking spouting and
deciding to go and pick chestnuts instead. Off the ground I think.