Monday, January 23, 2017

ghost tree


this is an old shot of a maple that I have admired 
for the past 40 plus years
I found out yesterday 
that it is gone
thanks to Google maps
it was beautiful in every season
sad to think that it ended up 
as firewood, 
but,
I guess that is is how life is
the crow is
still around
I am glad to say

19 comments:

  1. Very beautiful and ethereal, Sandy.
    I, also, hate to see trees cut down...especially The Mighty Oak~

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    1. Thank you! I agree, at least the oaks are stronger. This maple was along a busy road, and had been trimmed a few times. It was near where we used to live. In our new place, I can look out in three directions at huge oak trees.

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  2. __ This a grandly artistic photo Sandy... your tree and this crow_!
    "Metooque," the long ago Mahican word meaning... tree. _m

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    1. What a neat and fitting word!
      I am not much of an artist, but recognize it when I see it in nature.

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  3. Love the way it's photographed.

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    1. LOL! I like to fiddle with photos. The tree shot started as a regular tree, with a blue sky background. It went through a filter or two in my HDR program, then I added a crow from a shot I took a couple of weeks ago.

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    2. reread how you added the crow - very creative.

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  4. I always find it sad when trees come down.
    You really did change the original photograph, even adding a bird.

    Lovely way to honor it.

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    1. Thanks, Tammie. Trees are special to me. I have read enough of your post to understand that we feel the same way about nature. It must be neat to express feelings through both art and photography. Words, too, I can't forget that.

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  5. AMAZING!!!
    this image seems driven out from my dreams !
    absolutely magical and touching!

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    1. Well, thank you for your nice words. Another kindred spirit, I think!

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  6. Wow, this is incredible. (mouth open in awe)

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    1. Some trees look better naked than others! This one looks windswept, but it got its look from being trimmed away from the power lines.

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  7. what an amazing photo! It is always sad when trees fall....

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  8. truly special and unique. thanks for sharing this photo Sandy!!

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  9. love the photo and i love crows so glad it's still around but how sad about the tree. I have favorite trees and if something happened to them I'd be sad.

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    1. I am a crow person as well. We also share a love of trees, I see. I can even remember my favorites from my childhood home.

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