IN LIFE AS IN THE DANCE : GRACE GLIDES

ON BLISTERED FEET.
---Alice Abrams

Friday, April 11, 2008

Photo Hunt - Twisted

There's just something special about a mighty oak! This one is in Tehachapi (about 45 mins away from our house). The rocks strewn about are much taller than either of us - maybe 12-14'?
It's hard to get the sheer size of this tree with all of it's twisted branches. The wind has swept down the valley and caused the tree to bend in it's path but it still stands firmly...A lesson for all of us.

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9 comments:

Odat said...

Mighty, indeed!!!! Great shot!
Peace

Linda said...

This looks like one I would love to see close up and in person. I love the way that elements like the wind can cause things to change shape like that.

Lois Grebowski said...

LOVE the tree... oh what amazing stories that tree could tell!

-TNChick- said...

Wow, it looks as if it's just waitin' to fall over. Hopefully it'll remain standing for many more years! =) Beautiful.

John said...

Perfect for the theme.
Happy weekend.

Loving Annie said...

Incredible picture, Gracie ! Yes, bending without breaking is a lesson, isn't it ? I pray for a strong enough trunk that I can withstand the torn off branches and still feel whole...

crazy working mom said...

There are a lot of twisted trees nearby from all of the tornadoes last month. Great shot and perfect choice for the theme!!! :)

Happy Weekend.

Heart of Rachel said...

It's a beautiful tree. I'm glad it still remains standing firmly on the ground despite passing storms.

melissa and doug said...

I love trees like that which stand apart from the crowd and have some personality.