From the trunks of trees, let your eyes travel upward and gaze upon their magnificent spread of limbs.
Trees always seemed to me to be living sculptures, carved from breathing wood, a trunk splintered into a thousand branchy shards. Each tree has a different silhouette, a unique patterning of limb. But trees are not static creatures; the tree you see today will not be the tree you behold tomorrow. Always the tree is taking in cues from the environment, weighing its surroundings. Limbs grow thicker, longer, entwine around each other, fork into smaller twigs.
Against a bright blue sky, the expanse of trees reaching out to sun is striking in its contrast. On a cloudy gray morning, the branches can look like fissures of ice along a river as limbs slice through cloud and fog. In color or in black and white, trees offer a dramatic portrait of life in slow motion.
Stop by Forest Garden to see her lovely photos. She has invited Breezes at Dawn to join the challenge and I’m sure you’ll appreciate her marvelous photography too. And feel free to join in the fun if you feel inspired.
Blessings to you,