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Old Leaning Tree

April 11th, 2007

On the subject of trees, I took this photo not far from here one early morning a few weeks ago.  There’s something about it I like, perhaps the knowledge that this tree has known the weight of time and challenge, yet stands alone against the travails of life.  It’s a very old tree and obviously sustained damage at times… but it still grows, anchored to the earth with a grip on life as if to say, “I will not give in to the ages nor storms of life but carry on.”

Old leaning tree

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a
green thing that stands in the way. Some see Nature all ridicule and
deformity, and some scarce see Nature at all. But to the eyes of the
man of imagination, Nature is Imagination itself.”

William Blake, 1799 – “The Letters”

4 Responses to “Old Leaning Tree”

  1. Crafty Green Poeton 02 Aug 2007 at 1:42 am

    A stunning photo! I love trees too and old ones have such character as well as being so important to the ecosystem.

  2. […] ax” to a stand of cedars. And Beau at Fox Haven Journal, in a brief tribute to an old leaning tree, quotes William Blake: “The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others […]

  3. Beauon 05 Aug 2007 at 3:14 pm

    It’s such an interesting tree, isn’t it? Character is the right word! Thanks for stopping by…

  4. […] ax” to a stand of cedars. And Beau at Fox Haven Journal, in a brief tribute to an old leaning tree, quotes William Blake: “The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others […]

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