Friday, 29 January 2010

Tree


Tree, Megalong Valley

Words to walk with:
William Blake, 1799, The Letters
"The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a
green thing that stands in the way. Some see Nature all ridicule and
deformity, and some scarce see Nature at all. But to the eyes of the
man of imagination, Nature is Imagination itself."

11 comments:

  1. Love the photo .... shows the terrific texture of this bark off beautifully.

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  2. Amazing tree - I love this photo very much!

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  3. That is some tree! Looks like it's broken and somehow healed itself again. I also liked your Blake quote. I guess attitudes haven't changed so much in 210 years.

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  4. Yes, I like the Blake piece, too.

    Don't forget that Theme Day on Monday is Wood.

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  5. I know I'm a bit odd, but to me it looks like the tree is standing with one hand on its hip, elbow cocked. :)

    I love the colours and texture of the Australian bush. Great capture.

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  6. We've all seem something beautiful in this tree...nature is imagination itself.

    Julie, haven't forgotten theme day, rejigged the post I had ready for that day to fit.

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  7. beautiful picture, the words fit perfectly to it.

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  8. We have a shagbark hickory but it is not nearly that shaggy. Cool tree, great picture.

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  9. It looks like an eucaliptus, right? Wonderful textures!

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  10. Another revelation, I am not familiar with that poem and what a magnificent wreck of a tree. I just don't know how you do it, putting images and words together so wonderfully.

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  11. JM, yes a eucalypt.

    Paula, thanks. It's actually a strong healthy tree, lots of eucalypts have this shedding bark type of habit (not the kind of tree you want in your garden).

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