The beauty of gnarled wood.

As regular visitors may be aware I love wood. I don’t know why maybe it’s the texture, or the feel of it or just the organic shapes that it forms or maybe all of these things. Wood is such a versatile material I can’t help but admire it.

When I came across this gnarled old tree…

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with its limbs all askew I just had to take a picture.

It’s sometimes sad to see tree stumps like this one when you know that the tree itself is long gone. I wonder how long the tree had stood there what things had gone on around it and what it had been used for after it had been felled.

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The wood has probably gone on to be shaped into furniture or sculptured into works of art or even used to heat a home and it’s good to see that responsible land owners are now planting 2 to 3 new trees for every one they chop down.

As this tree stump has started to rot away the inside has sprouted new plants and when I zoomed in with my camera and took a closer shot it almost looked as if it was a cliff with trees growing at the bottom.

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Ok maybe I’m being fanciful in seeing that or just got an active imagination but it still makes a good picture.

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1 comment:

imac said...

I love taking trees like this Dave, and my guess its Belton?lol

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