Saturday, 9 April 2016

A Tree's Life!








The life journey of a tree continues, washed up on an East Lothian beach ....

The abstract patterns and markings interest me from an aesthetic viewpoint.





Grafittied .....



Rotted ........





Sawn .....





Attacked by beetles ......





The trunk measures half a meter in diameter and three meters long ......





Burnt ......






The beetle holes were probably made by spruce beetles.

Did this tree begin life further north in Scandinavia or Russia?







Pied Wagtail 






Conifers at Dawyck Arboretum in the Scottish Borders  .......  HERE 




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40 comments:

Pippa Koenig said...

thank you for your trueth! you have such a prefessional looking blog, a happyness for my eyes!
Herzlich Pippa

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente trabalho e belas fotografias.
Um abraço e bom fim de semana.
http://andarilharar.blogspot.pt/

Debbie said...

such interesting pieces of wood/trees, each with their own story!! i enjoyed seeing the wagtail, i have never seen one myself!! beautiful captures!!!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, your abstracts are lovely. The Pied Wagtail is one of my favorite birds. Great post and images. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

Sadie´sGedankenfülle said...

Your photos are just great
Greetings Sadie

riitta k said...

Your photos are fantastic graphic arts. Best wishes to Scotland! (

Prunella Pepperpot said...

Gorgeous images of the tree. Little pieces of artwork every one. Have a wonderful weekend :)

Alexa T said...

Lots of details to be seen in your lovely pictures and so many textures described... Beautiful collage, as well and impressive that tall conifer tree with large twisted branches...! Have a pleasant weekend of April!

Magia da Inês said...

༼❀ه° ·.
Impressionante!...

Bom fim de semana com tudo de bom!!!
Beijinhos

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dritanje said...

Remarkable images of the patterns on the tree. The graffiti is rather poignant I think as it shows that the tree has been part of the lives of people and it's as if the tree's memory is shown on the outside. And then the collage of trees shows what it might have been - truly the life story of a tree.
M xx

NatureFootstep said...

interesting changes in the wood. :) Love your images.

And the little wagtail too. :)

The Furry Gnome said...

Nice patterns!

Sichtwiese said...

Your shots are very great!

biebkriebels said...

Nice photo's of the history of the tree.

Tomoko said...

Hi,Ruby.
Closed up photos of the trunk are so gorgeous!
Have a good day!

Mascha said...

What a picturesque and thoughtful post with a lot of stories...
Have a good new week

jeannettestgermain said...

An absolutely gorgeous post. I love to paint trees. You focus on the texture, color of the bark - beautiful and great design.Thank you so much for leaving SEASONS with the cute wagtail! You being a part of Seasons is much appreciated. Have a happy week and see you very soon!

bettyl-NZ said...

Beauty is what you see and you found a new chapter to the tree's life, even after it ceases to live.

Marionette Hermann said...

Nature and humans leave signs everywhere. But the signs made by nature ar much prettier! Thank you for showing. Have a nice week!

Juan Antonio Torron Castro said...

Preciosas fotografías, detalles muy bonitos.

Saludos.-

Sara - My Woodland Garden said...

Beautiful photos, even though they made me a little bit sad. It was such a handsome tree once. Perhaps even from Scandinavia! :)
The gorgeous collage made me happy again. And the cute wagtail of course.

Hannele Ruponen said...

Beautiful and sharp photos! A nice story following pictures.

Laura said...

It is an amazing thing how what on first glance might seem like death is actually the perpetuation of life! I too love looking at fallen trees, the patterns of insects and woodpeckers, moss and lichens… nature is so amazing! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro ♥

Donna said...

Textures from nature seem to be so beautiful and most inspiring!

Donna@GardensEyeView
and LivingFromHappiness

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

A very fine observation indeed!
Thanks for sharing your joy with all of us.
Have a Happy Day!
Peace :)

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I would have done the same with the washed up log by examining it to find more about its journey and life story. Of course I bend over and check out/photograph dead fish etc. that I find too but it's all very interesting if you study these things, isn't it?
The wagtail is a new bird to me, I like the colouring.

stardust said...

Dear Ruby - The rotten wood has beauty of its own, especially the beautiful patterns of somber colors. I like it when you focused on the details.

Yoko

Tammie Lee said...

I also am intrigued by the textures and things that go on in a trees life. I remember a forest ranger saying that trees are much like humans with their health and diseases. That has stayed with me and i watch and wonder.

thank you for sharing your wonder-full images.

Debby Ray said...

These are truly interesting textures on these examples of wood...they almost look as if they were created by an artist's paintbrush!

ladyfi said...

Such lovely details!

Nora said...

I really love trees, so this was an inspiring posting for me. I often wondered if trees could talk to me what they would say and here you have a story of a tree! Lovely post and blog. I followed your blog.

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! You have a nice observing ability as a painter. You can find beautiful things which other people can not find. All of your photos are very impressive. Thanks for sharing.

Rajesh said...

Very nice closeup shots of the tree.

Bob Bushell said...

Fabulous images the tree and there is a Pied Wagtail.

Sichtwiese said...

Your photos are beautiful, awesome!
many Greetings, Sichtwiese

Birgitta said...

Great art in your photos here!

carol l mckenna said...

Beautiful macro shots of 'life of a tree' ~ lovely texture and captions and so creative!

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

rebecca haegele said...

Awesome textures!

A Casa Madeira said...

Bela textura da madeira.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful photos -- beautiful study of the life of a tree (and of the creatures it supports).

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