Sunday, October 11, 2009

A Fallen Tree



A fallen tree or what remains of it. A tree sawed-off by the side road exposed its years of growth and age. Left alone undisturbed, it could have survived many years more than the current residents of the city. The problem with us city dwellers, we do not want to get disturbed of the voluminous leaves on the yard come autumn or at anytime. One tree lost has a quantifiable effect on the environment already. How much more trees are destroyed around the world as you read this blog?

Thanks to Aileni for hosting this Meme. See fascinating B&W's on this link:
Monochrome Weekly.

34 comments:

  1. Stumps never leave the photographer stumped for an image...:)

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  2. The pattern of the growth-rings are fascinating. Such rings exist in many other living tissues - even in humans. And they can tell a lot.

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  3. "Save the forests" are an important issue to fight for - that`s for sure. Anyway - your photo is beautiful, and if I wasn`t so hungry for breakfast, I should have taken the time to count the rings.... ;)

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  4. A whole life story, sometimes it's easy to love trees more man humans.
    Nice shot and a good reflection.

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  5. I can't understand how can sombody distroy trees. I was landscape gardener, I planted and grow trees.

    Beautiful photo.

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  6. Beautiful picture and sad commentary.

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  7. Trees are the oxygen of the earth, so destroying through de-forestation is wrong. I love the texture of the rings on the tree though in this photo, thanks for sharing:)

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  8. Å post everyone should read and remind!!! Just love your words this sunday!!!

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  9. It's amazing what a magnet old wood-stumps are, I guess we are attracted by the texture which works so well in monochrome.

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  10. Wow, is it only me, but I see from left to the middle a forrest fand mountan.. love the pick

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  11. i know what you mean but the people in my state depend on it for a living.. the timber industry i mean :)

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  12. Very nice shot, it's sad that so many trees are being taken down.....thank God we still have alot of national parks around that cant be touched.

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  13. Oh man your pictures speaks for himself, and you writing was very powerful! It is very sad how we all destroying the mother earth!
    Great Shot!
    Here is "My Monochrome♥"<--Hope you like it☺
    Happy monochrome day!!

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  14. A symbol of our destruction?...
    It does make a very good image though.

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  15. Very good shot! And your words following your picture -great written!
    Loved this post!

    Thank you so much for your great comment on my post :)

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  16. I agree - here, the councils often needlessly cut down healthy trees for "health and safety" reasons. But once they're gone, they're gone.

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  17. Wood textures are amazing, and you've captured a great image. I love trees too, and I hate to see them cut down for no reason.

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  18. Looks like a scene in sci-fi movie - where the Earth suddenly cracks and giant canyons appear! Very powerful image!

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  19. That's a beautiful shot. It is sad all the loss of trees. I have old oaks in front of my house and I love the leaves.

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  20. Lovely pattern of the tree trunk, I wonder how old it is? :)

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  21. Stumps make good photos but I'm with you - living trees make better lives for all those who view them.

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  22. Those rings always fascinated me..and I love leaves though I guess there is a place for raking! ha..have a great week..I always enjoy your posts-

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  23. Captivating photo Danton. with a message.

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  24. Nice. Senseless cutting down of trees, or what some of us would consider senseless, is not my cup of tea either. But then I release the stored sunshine when I heat with wood and will soon build an addition to our home that brings part of a group of trees to help shelter me. I'm reminded of the Ents - now is that CS Lewis and the Narnia Tales or JRR Tolkien and The Lord of the Rings?

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  25. Good shot, even better reminder we need to save the trees

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  26. Pity that it was cut. You did get a wonderful capture out of the devastation, though.
    This Eclectic Life
    Sorry for the link. I haven't figured out OpenID

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  27. Perfectly done and love the nature's way of telling us how old this one is.

    My mono: in contemplation

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  28. Beautiful photo and looks great in B&W. I agree with you about the sadness of it, though.
    Janice.

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  29. I love the testures in the three. Lovely endeed.

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  30. Very nice post and great mono.

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