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Flower of the Day, do tree trunks count?: July 7, 2020

This summer I’ve been discovering tree trunks with unusual shapes, character, and textures. I mostly admired leaves, but these trunks were conspicuously different that made me do a double-take.

Nature is teaching me to look in different directions and angles. It could be the quarantine’s effect of noticing what’s in front of me rather than looking upward and outward. I have mostly admired their leaves, but this summer I’m noticing the splendor of trunks and the balanced strength(mostly) it provides in supporting the rest of the tree.

Looks like dried banana chips glued together…

I have always been very interested in landscape… I find that all natural forms are a source of unending interest – tree trunks, the growth of branches from the trunk, each finding its own individual air-space.

Henry Moore
Welcome to the family!
Feeling bent out of shape
Just gone over the edge…/ This one was posted earlier, but I couldn’t help adding it again.
Babysitting tender leaves…

Thanks Cee for hosting this challenge! Have a great start to a new month.

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Welcome to my blog! My name is Esther and I'm so happy you are here. I'm an avid nature photographer and a daydreaming thinker. My posts revolve around photos of nature's beauty, homeschooling adventures with my 2 kids, sporadic reflections on my child's heart condition, Bible reading reflections, gardening feats, and other mish mash things. Hopefully you'll leave encouraged, pensive, or smiling at the simple things of life. Thank you for stopping by and hope you'll find some interesting posts to read!

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  1. I’ve been observing tree trunks too! Some of the trees in the bush near our home have lost their bark after being burnt in last summer’s bushfire. The blackened bark has peeled away to reveal light patterned smooth trunks. They are beautiful!


    1. Hi Sue, that’s great you are observing tree trunks too! They have so much personality and layers of history in it.
      I like the story of the tree trunks near your home. Inspiring that even through a fire, it could emerge with new beauty.
      Thank you for your visiting and I hope you have a great day! If you have another Zoom meeting coming up, shine on!!

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    1. Thank you! I’m so glad you liked the photos.
      I like your description a lot! “A fallen log burst into life.” Very nicely described.
      I’m not sure if the first photo is fern. I saw it at SF Botanical Garden and didn’t follow up with catching its name. But do ferns have trunks like that?


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