In 2014, Louise came across a set of images titled 'The most magnificent trees'.
Refer to the attached link for images of the following:
Louise used the '144-year-old wisteria in Japan' to get a group of Year 7 and 8 students to complete the Speed Writing activity from The Writing Book (page 127). The criteria for this Quick Write lesson were to start at least two sentences with an 'ed' or 'ing' verb.
Here is what Emma produced:
Swaying in the breeze, Lyla crouched at the base of the tree. Twisted roots created a comfortable nook for her to shelter in until the storm passed. Cracking lightning shuddered the ground, and Lyla screamed, covering her ears desperately. The purple fronds jittered with electric blue charge, stinging Lyla like jellyfish tentacles every time they touched her.