Tuesday, January 09, 2007
I had to do this in stages so today's topic is trees. Click here to see the pictures or here to see them as a slideshow (you can speed it up or stop it, too).
As many of you know, I am obsessed with trees and the qualities they embody. They speak to me of the human spirit questing for transcendence and union with God. Seeing a tree teaches me the attitude of prayer. Stand still, stretch upward. Recieve the sunshine.
Then there are the roots, the wonderful going deeper in search of water. No one else can see that inner quest.
I love the fact that each type of tree has its signature silhouette and branching style--the perfect union of math and art.
I loved the mythical quality of some of these--I'd never seen anything like them except in the murals in the elf houses Lord of the Rings. Others are shaped by persistent wind.
Tomorrow, pictures of another of my obsessions.