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Starlight trees

curiouswombat in photo_scavenger


I love trees. I actually think I might like their naked winter state even more than their summer clothing. I took the camera out to visit a favourite tree on Tuesday especially - here it is -

Tree above the Goseneck.

Actually - I took a whole series of pictures of trees - some seriously weird - but I should only really post one here - so I'll post the others on my journal, probably at the weekend.


I love this tree, it's like two trees in one.
Thank you - and yes, I can see exactly what you mean.
Your tree is as much carved by the elements as mine!

If I didn't know better, I would think this might be in Africa--something about the overall shape of the tree. It's just flat enough on top to remind be of the trees on Anne McCaffery's Pern, though mayber they're even flatter. Can't remember what they're called.

But all that aside--a lovely, lovable tree, and great photo!
<< If I didn't know better, I would think this might be in Africa--something about the overall shape of the tree. >>

That's exactly what I was thinking! It's a beautiful shot and such a cool, different tree.
Thank you. There is something very African about the picture - which is really quite surprising as it is about 700ft above sea level on a cold windy bit of hillside!
I can see exactly what you mean about it looking somewhat African - although the 3C temp when I took the picture felt very un-African!

I had not thought of Pern - but now I can see what you mean. I must go back and read some of those again, I haven't for a year or more.

Edited at 2011-01-28 08:40 am (UTC)
Wow - that actually looks wider than it is tall, and it doesn't look like a short tree. Like you, I like to see the 'bones' of trees, though it's that time of year when I'm starting to pine for some green.
I think it probably is wider than tall - or at least both dimensions are about equal.

I was looking back in my journal, the other day, and I was still waiting for leaves to turn green at the end of March last year...
This is pretty. Reminds me a bit of a bonsai tree... only much, much larger.
Oh yes! I see what you mean!
I enjoy the symmetry and starkness of trees in winter. But I'm looking forward to seeing some green on them soon!
I was looking back in my journal and realise that we probably have quite a way to go before we get any green - I was still waiting for green leaves at the end of March last year.
Our last freeze day is April 20th, and I've learned not to plant anything until after that, no matter how enticing the weather has been. We can still have snow in April.
I actually just came from your journal!

That is a very striking photo. The trees almost look otherworldly!
It always draws my eye as I drive along the road near it.