Saturday, 26 February 2011

Rooted in Shadows



I took this photo by the Water of Leith yesterday



30 comments:

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

Sad old tree trunk, but beautiful shadows of antiquity it produces...and yes...ol' man Winter, be gone with ye!!!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Oh, those massive, moss-covered roots! What a grand elder. May I sit at her feet?

MANY SHADOW-SEEKERS SAY

Many shadow-seekers say,
“Oh, the one that got away!”
Why are you so uptight, folks?
Can’t you take light’s little jokes?


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Shadowy Tequila Maiden

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I'm just home from London and was rather shocked to discover I'd taken so many many photos of trees!

frayedattheedge said...

I love photos of trees, this is super!

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful old tree and what a beautiful capture and reflection! I love it! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Ralph said...

The roots are usually unseen, so we don't consider the force they wield as they expand ever further. This is a visual proof of it, the power of their expansion to strong for the ground to contain. A rugged yet lovely view!

Sandy's witterings said...

.....and the small boy in me also has trouble resisting examining shadowy holes in tree trunks a little to closely.

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful photo, Juliet, with the deep shadow in the cleft of the roots. And I love the Scots names: "Water of Leith" is so poetic.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Kay said...

I am weird but this looks like a huggable tree..I went to Redwoods once and felt such a compulsion to hug the trees!

Johnny Nutcase said...

cool tree trunk! I like the moss on it!

EG Wow said...

The moss is lovely on the tree roots and trunk.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

"Rooted in shadows" indeed. Terrific.

Here is my link:

Misty Morn

Have a great weekend.

mansuetude said...

old old soul, there.
looks almost as if its been wittled away by a large old knife... but living on nonetheless.

Sam Pennington said...

Been looking at trees myself today, their twisting trunks so elegant and full of character....

Catherine said...

lovely shot - very grounded!!

Dartford Warbler said...

I wonder if two saplings grew close together and twined around each other? This happens sometimes with New Forest beech trees. I shall take my camera and go out to look for some.

Paula Scott said...

What a gorgeous tree! Look at all that moss (right? that looks like moss) at the bottom of the tree!

chubskulit said...

Beautiful capture!

My Shadow Shots

Alissa Nicolau said...

What a great tree trunk! I'd like to lunch near it.

sue said...

A lovely old tree, you've found an apt title too. Is it still living?

Rabbits' Guy said...

The picture poses so many questions! Why are the roots exposed? Was there some sort of land slide? Did this tree initially nurse from the long dead remnants there or were they all part of a once much larger tree? Is it part of just a small stand or a large grove?

Hmmmmm ....

forgetmenot said...

What a beautiful and interesting old tree stump. Lovely shot!! Mickie

Sam said...

Love trees, the narlier the wood the better!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Paula - yes its moss!

Dartford Warbler - yes it could be two trees that grew very close and one died, there are pairs of trees like that in the same area

Rabbits Guy - the roots are exposed due to erosion, the tree is on a steep bank, along with lots of others, several of which also have their roots exposed

LauraX said...

Beautiful shadows, twisted roots and moss...the moss brings life back to this image of transformation.

Antonella said...

I love photos of trees... I find that I take lots of pictures of trees and things behind them.. I especially like some of the trunk formations and your wonderful find is so pleasing and intriguing. I can imagine this hanging on a wall. Hugs, antonella :-)

amanda said...

love this - there's something powerful and majestic about trees, their ability to grow and age and survive for so many years.

mollygolver said...

That is beautiful. I love the vivid bright green moss around the base of the tree stump

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

Beautiful photo!

Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

Great shot,I love pics of trees and that is a really neat one