The Daily Post Photo Challenge topic this week is Growth. I decided on a literal approach.
I find tree burls fascinating; although they are considered a “wart” or “deformity” on a tree, they also make that tree unique. The wood from the burl of a tree is often used to create art (here’s an example). Examining a tree with a burl can be a fun imaginative exercise like looking at clouds.
In the spring I photographed this tree in a graveyard because the shape of the burl made me see a raised fist. The “thumb” is missing because unfortunately when I took the photo, I got so excited I ended up with a double exposure on the right side of the picture. I cropped off the double exposure, but I think you can still see the “curled fingers.”
I went back a month later and I couldn’t recapture what I saw the first time. It was a different time of day; the light was different. I couldn’t get the same angle.
Now there were leaves growing on the tree. The mood was very different. But I still found the burl fascinating.