Bridges crossed on nature walks

2020 Montalvo Arts Center on a sunny afternoon. The same place where my favorite bird house tree was found last year. That picture used to be my header image.

“We shall not cease from exploring,
And the end of our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.” ~ T. S. Eliot

Bird Condo

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.