Archive for April, 2014
I often take pictures of old trees. To me they represent strength and life, and I love them for that. The oldest of them withstand storms, diseases, and human intervention.
As humans we sense that they are more sturdy and permanent than we are, less frail. The urge to carve messages into their bark is an irresistible human desire for immortality. Even before we knew how to make paper from trees, we used them to proclaim our existence and express ourselves.
This one has an autographed branch.
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I loved this sculpture I recently saw in Hingham Square.
Here’s a close-up: there are frogs on top of turtles on top of a rock.
How about a couple of natural photos? I wanted to get closer to this tree swallow perched on top of the fence post, but I was afraid it would fly away. In fact, a couple with a dog walked up behind me right after I took this shot and the inevitable happened. Whoosh…
I found the golden lichen on top of this grave marker quite striking.
I’d like to get away from Earth for awhile,
and then come back to it and begin over…
I’d like to go by climbing a birch tree,
and climb black branches up a snow-white trunk
Toward heaven, til the tree could bear no more,
But dipped its top and set me down again.
Robert Frost, “Birches”
The week’s challenge topic is Monument. Here is a gallery of monument photos I have featured in the past, plus a couple of new ones.
The Boston area of the U.S. has a lot of history, though we are really a “young” nation compared with Europe. So, none of these monuments are really “old.”