Lone Tree

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24 responses

  1. I love the colours in this one. Is it lightening that does this to trees in your area?

    September 22, 2012 at 9:14 am

    • Thank you, Chillbrook…and I really don’t know. Given our problems with forest fires in the region, it would seem that this one would have been an excellent starting point for a fire…but I don’t know that it would be remaining in the condition that it’s in if that were the case…but again, I really don’t know.

      September 24, 2012 at 6:48 am

  2. I love the reds in this image.

    September 22, 2012 at 11:03 am

    • Thank you, Meanderer.

      September 24, 2012 at 6:48 am

  3. Jacob Khomyak

    I like this picture :). Makes you wonder how old that tree is?

    September 22, 2012 at 11:06 am

    • It does make you wonder…thank you, Jacob.

      September 24, 2012 at 6:48 am

  4. I saw a couple of trees like that today. They were covered with lichens.

    September 22, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    • Didn’t see any lichens on this one, Allen…seems that most of the lichens that I’ve noticed around here have been on rocks….

      September 24, 2012 at 6:51 am

  5. I’d really like to hear about the hike involved to bring you to this spectacular vantage point!

    September 22, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    • This was the same hike that brought me to Lake Blanche in the earlier post…this was taken up on the hillside that would be to the right of Sundial Peak in most of the images I’ve shared here…and looking past the peak, which is situated to the right. Depending on the day and one’s company for the hike, it could take between two and two and a half hours to get to the location…and most of it is up, up, up…you gain 2,720 feet over roughly three miles, reaching the lake at 8,920 feet in elevation…makes for a great Sunday morning hike…. πŸ™‚

      September 24, 2012 at 7:01 am

  6. Beautiful scene!

    September 22, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    • Thank you, Terry.

      September 24, 2012 at 7:01 am

  7. Amazing landscape

    September 23, 2012 at 4:40 am

    • Amazing, indeed, Yvonne.

      September 24, 2012 at 7:01 am

  8. Haven’t quite figured out what it is about those lonely and solitary trees that seems to draw us to them, but the do seem to grab our attention. Could it be we identify with them in some way? Nice shot.

    September 23, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    • I’m not sure, Gunta…but they certainly capture our attention…don’t they? Thank you. πŸ™‚

      September 24, 2012 at 7:02 am

  9. Beautiful colours and a gentle light…….thanks so much for sharing your corner of the planet……….I just can’t help thinking how wonderful it is that we get visitors on our blogs from every continent……..and we all share the same appreciation for the natural world, and for photography….and we surely share the same values about life………?
    Thanks Scott.

    September 24, 2012 at 8:58 am

    • Thank you for your nice words, John…and it’s my pleasure sharing this corner of the planet with you. It does appear that we have some very good company here, too…from all over the globe…and yes, it seems that we do share many values about life, as well…which might stem from that part of ourselves that can appreciate creativity and our natural world. What a conference it would be if we were to all meet somewhere….

      September 24, 2012 at 7:28 pm

      • Great notion…….though do you think that anyone else would get a word in edgeways…. πŸ™‚

        September 25, 2012 at 6:01 am

        • It would be quite a collective…and no, probably wouldn’t be too easy to get a word in edgeways…. πŸ˜‰

          September 26, 2012 at 7:57 am

  10. I am ready for some sort of mountain holiday, i think. πŸ™‚

    September 24, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    • How cool…thank you, Karen. πŸ™‚

      September 24, 2012 at 7:29 pm

  11. Really nice colors! I like the perspective too … with the broken tree.

    September 24, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    • Thank you, dear George. πŸ™‚

      September 24, 2012 at 7:29 pm

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