38 responses

  1. Palestine Rose

    I adore trees.
    Their trunks tell,
    Such deep

    April 3, 2012 at 7:50 am

    • I agree with you, Palestine Rose…I could have stared at the bark for hours, wondering what the tree had seen, wondering at the memories that were captured in its essence. Thank you. 🙂

      April 3, 2012 at 7:53 am

      • Palestine Rose

        Aha! Just as I expected – a tree hugger! lol

        Did you know that Chi Guang Masters get their primary energy from tree trunks? Fact.

        I know this from having been taught Chi Quang by a Master.
        He imparted it to me and I teach Chi Quang, however, I don’t charge for it, I don’t believe in charging – the old Chi Quang Masters don’t and didn’t charge to teach the sacred science.
        I do understand the need to make a living and so respect the Master who taught me and do not object to his charging me.

        April 3, 2012 at 8:02 am

        • Yes, Palestine Rose…a tree-hugger, too! And I did not know that your Chi Quang Masters get their energy from trees…interesting. Thank you. 🙂

          April 3, 2012 at 8:12 am

  2. It almost looks petrified. Was it?

    April 3, 2012 at 8:05 am

    • It does look that way, Mike, but no…still alive and well…standing trail-side…almost like the guardian sage. Thank you.

      April 3, 2012 at 8:09 am

  3. Very nice shots.

    April 3, 2012 at 8:13 am

    • Thank you, Lori. 🙂

      April 3, 2012 at 8:13 am

  4. Beautiful!

    April 3, 2012 at 9:15 am

    • Thank you, Yvonne. 🙂

      April 3, 2012 at 9:30 am

  5. At first I thought these were photos of fossils! What an amazing tree. Wonder how may decades it has seen?

    April 3, 2012 at 9:33 am

    • I thought they were rather fossil-like, too, Bonnie, especially with those little barnacle type things. I have no way of knowing the age, but the girth was immense…probably easily 100 or more years old, if not more…it was waaaaay deep in the woods of the canyon. 🙂

      April 3, 2012 at 1:54 pm

  6. Fantastic textures. Great pictures. Wouldn’t be easy to get a bark rubbing of that tree! 🙂

    April 3, 2012 at 9:44 am

    • No, Chillbrook, it wouldn’t be easy to get rubbings from the tree’s bark…but maybe a plaster cast mold…or a clay impression…. Thank you. 🙂

      April 3, 2012 at 1:55 pm

  7. Beautiful details Scott. A worthy subject!

    April 3, 2012 at 11:09 am

    • Thank you, Karen. 🙂

      April 3, 2012 at 1:57 pm

  8. David Patterson

    Awesome detail in the lines and shapes… my eyes can wander around these for a long time 🙂

    April 3, 2012 at 11:18 am

    • Thank you, David…I could almost get lost in them, myself.

      April 3, 2012 at 1:58 pm

  9. Oh, Scott, these are wonderful! I love trees and miss them immensely. In our last backyard we had 450-year oaks. Incredible to think of the history they’ve lived through. Nice to have your blog to give me a tree-fix now and then 🙂 Great shots.

    April 3, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    • I cannot imagine having 450 year-old trees in my backyard…how wonderful that would be! I suppose these will have to make do…only 20 minutes driving and another 45 minute hike…just down the road and tucked away in the canyons. I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures, Erica…I hope they help you get your tree-fix! 🙂

      April 3, 2012 at 2:00 pm

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    • Thank you for the share, Gunta. 🙂

      April 3, 2012 at 3:24 pm

  11. Wow, amazing textures and detail. I almost feel like I could reach into my computer screen and feel the bark. Nice shots!

    April 3, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    • Thank you, Lemony. 🙂

      April 3, 2012 at 6:13 pm

  12. I didn’t think it was tree-bark to start with. I thought it was rocks. What character!

    April 4, 2012 at 3:38 am

    • Definitely character on the old tree, Meanderer…the things its seen and been through to get there. Thank you. 🙂

      April 4, 2012 at 6:40 am

  13. Like Meanderer, myself and my son are looking at it and we thought it looked a rockscape – one whose fissures you could walk through, like cooled volcanic lava.

    April 4, 2012 at 10:07 am

    • It does look like a rockscape, very much, Finn…almost scary…to be lost in there. Fascinating…. Thank you. 🙂

      April 4, 2012 at 6:24 pm

  14. George Weaver

    Barnacles. That’s what I was thinking too. What kind of tree? These are fantastic.

    April 4, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    • Thank you, George…and I’m not sure on the exact variety, but it is some type of pine/fir tree.

      April 4, 2012 at 6:27 pm

  15. With things like that in the woods it’s a wonder that I ever come out of them. I could just sit and look at it for hours and hours. Great shots!

    April 4, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    • I am so with you, Allen…so hard to come out of the woods sometimes with what I/we find there. Thank you. 🙂

      April 4, 2012 at 6:29 pm

  16. love the texturing, it reminds me a bit of coral.

    April 5, 2012 at 6:15 am

    • Thank you, Art X…it does look similar to coral.

      April 5, 2012 at 12:55 pm

  17. Great textures and interesting patterns.

    April 5, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    • Thank you, Victoria. 🙂

      April 5, 2012 at 9:35 pm

  18. Love it! Textures that tell a story!

    April 8, 2012 at 8:09 am

    • Thank you, Madhu…I know they have a story to tell…just wish I could hear it, as well. 🙂

      April 8, 2012 at 8:03 pm

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