Saturday, November 28, 2009

Trees and Me









We can learn from a tree how to exist in ecstasy.
I took these pictures while I was in New York State last weekend. The trees there are so old and beautiful. I've often wondered why we can appreciate the rough texture of bark on tree trunks and the way that trees get all knotted and wide with age, but we have such difficulty accepting these characteristics on our own aging bodies...

3 comments:

Carol Anne Strange said...

Great photos, Martha! I love the energy of trees and they have always been a significant part of my life. x

Lauren Simone said...

ah, i love gnarly trees. thanks for sharing these lovelies with us!

Dean Grey said...

Love these, Martha!

Trees always look their best in the fall and winter when their limbs are exposed IMHO.

Thanks for sharing!

-Dean