04 August 2010

Wordless Wednesday 89

Old Man Willow, August 2010

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Beth F 8/4/10, 12:02 AM  

This old willow tree grows near a creek about 2 miles from my house. I don't know what has caused it to be so gnarly.

Melissa 8/4/10, 12:49 AM  

This is so cool. I recently took some pictures of a tree with deep texture. It almost looked like the bark was braided. Yeah, I get excited over tree bark...

Pamela 8/4/10, 1:55 AM  

recently took a photo of a granddaughter standing next to a gnarly old chestnut tree.

Your definitely looks like one of the tree people in the Lord of the Rings series

Stan 8/4/10, 2:16 AM  

Wow, that's cool. Seems that we are surrounded by faces. I see lots of them in the mountains and cliffs out in the desert.

Indrani 8/4/10, 4:19 AM  

So many stories there. Great shot.

Bibliophile By the Sea 8/4/10, 6:55 AM  

My parents had an old willow tree when I was little. Amazing shot !

And Miles To Go... 8/4/10, 6:56 AM  

there is something so special about an old tree.

stevebethere from bethere2day 8/4/10, 7:28 AM  

Tht's great if you keep looking at it you can see an eye each side sort of like an elephants

or i could be just mad lol :-)

Eleanor 8/4/10, 7:35 AM  

This is the sort of picture I adore. All the ordinary things we pass by all the time, so full of character!

Eleanor 8/4/10, 7:35 AM  

This is the sort of picture I adore. All the ordinary things we pass by all the time, so full of character!

Jen Forbus 8/4/10, 7:40 AM  

That tree is a character waiting for his story!

Susan Adcox 8/4/10, 8:03 AM  

As an older person, I can relate to this tree. Young people may look at older folks and think they're "gnarly," but we have stories to tell for those willing to listen.

bermudaonion 8/4/10, 8:26 AM  

Wow! When I see a tree like that, I always wonder how old it is.

Beth Hoffman 8/4/10, 8:29 AM  

That is precisely the kind of tree that ignites my imagination. I love that old tree; thanks for the great pic!

Sanyo HD Video Camera 8/4/10, 9:00 AM  

We used to have lots of big old trees in my area, but they have all gone now. Good to see the amazing photo you have here.

Great blog.

S. Krishna 8/4/10, 9:15 AM  

Wow, that's very gnarly!

(Get it? Gnarly? As in cool? Like woah, that's gnarly!!)

Ok, I'm going to quit while I'm ahead.

Beth 8/4/10, 9:37 AM  

I'm waiting for the tree to start talking. What a great shot!

Just a Plane Ride Away 8/4/10, 11:59 AM  

I love big, old, gnarly trees! This one is wonderful :-)

Sandy Nawrot 8/4/10, 2:35 PM  

I'm wondering if this tree is known for the old man face in it, or you saw it yourself. You have an amazing eye.

Beth F 8/4/10, 2:41 PM  

Sandy: I've lived here many years and I don't remember anyone ever commenting on that tree before. That's not to say that others aren't familiar with it.

caite 8/4/10, 2:50 PM  

a nice capture. I have to agree with someone who commented before that I love photos of all the fantastic things around us everyday that we so often miss.

Chris 8/4/10, 4:30 PM  

Very cool! Maybe there's a person trapped inside.

William K Wallace 8/4/10, 5:23 PM  

I love walking through the woods being surrounded by nature, especially the old trees that have been standing for decades if not longer...a wondrous sight!

auntie-c 8/4/10, 10:17 PM  

What a great shot that makes me want to sit down and ask "him" questions.

SandyCarlson 8/5/10, 12:21 AM  

Gorgeous to be sure.

daphne 8/5/10, 2:18 AM  

It looks creepy but I appreciate the goodness of it. I think it's cool to sit down under that tree with your love ones and enjoy some readings. Good tree, bad me coz I said creepy

Heather 8/5/10, 9:54 AM  

Oooo I love it! It looks like an old man with a rather large nose. Very cool.

Dorte H 8/5/10, 2:45 PM  

Oh, he is the personification of a quirky, cozy mystery character. I think he has Norwegian (troll) ancestors.

Alice Teh 8/8/10, 8:19 PM  

That looks like a face from the side. Great shot, Beth!

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