Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tree, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

There is something about certain tree "trunks" that leaves me wanting to photograph them. Perhaps because they hold steadfast each tree to its environment until man, beast or nature decides to up end it. Never the less, they do seem to mesmerize me. Without tree trunks we would have no trees. There would be no base to hold the branches and keep them close to this earth. Most tree branches are too high for most of us to reach, but the tree trunks, ah, they are within reach always. I photographed this tree trunk while in the Smokies and wanted to share it with you. It appears to have a hollow area coming out of the bottom. Perhaps an animal has made it home at some point in time. I decided to do a little editing of the original image and added warmth and a soft focus to give this tree trunk a little bit more mystery. Enjoy!

1 comment :

  1. Lovely photo, Carol, but thank you for also sharing your ruminations about what tree trunks mean to you. I always love learning what items in nature resonate with people.