Thursday, March 10, 2005

Photo scavenger hunt -- Looking Up

   Only one photo in my whole file fits the category "Looking Up".  A gnarled, twisted old giant stands at the entry to the old folks home.  I believe it is a Texas Umbrella tree which means when the March winds blow it will deposit great limbs on the sidewalk.  It has just been trimmed, so maybe it will withstand the big blows better this year. 

   I was struck by the pattern made by the limbs, so I looked up long enough to take its portrait. 

13 comments:

herheadsnacloud said...

Thanks for the simple beauty Chuck.

kateh2ocolorart said...

I like that photo...would make a great basis for a painting!  Kate

sylviam4000 said...

This picture is beautiful.
Sylvia x

mavarin said...

Nice! - Karen

domesticatedchic said...

what a pretty tree.. :) Miss M*

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labdancer51 said...

There`s nothing as beautiful than nature!  Sansra x

ceschorr said...

man, if i wasn't afraid of falling down, i'd climb this tree:) if i was younger, make a fort:)
sara

astaryth said...

That is definitely a good reason to look up <g>. Beautiful tree.. Thanks for sharing!
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plieck30 said...

Even though I live in Texas I have never heard of a Texas Umbrella tree. I can't tell from the picture if I know it by another name. Paula

sonensmilinmon said...

What a tree!  Very worthy of lookin up at.  

Monica
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kkasey47 said...

Beautiful pic of the tree...Kasey

mkolasa101 said...

What a wonderful tree to have where you can admire it.  It's a grand old tree isn't it and seems to me there are a lot of grand old folks in that old folks home you referred to too.

Marlene-PurelyPoetry

valphish said...

Trees are my favorite!!  What a majestic, gorgeous tree!  I would love to have that tree on my property! xox