Friday, January 21, 2011

Skywatch Friday


Long, long ago on a lake far, far away I would wake to magical, mystical sunrises. This sunrise dawned golden with a pea-soup fog. Lake and sky became one. Sunlight would burn through soon but before it could destroy the illusion the shoreline silhouettes were captured for eternity.

One magical mystical tree was a sturdy oak, arms stretched out strong yet graceful. The oak was perfectly symmetrical and beautiful in its symmetry.

However, this tree is my favorite of the two because it is imperfect. It appears to be a hickory based on the way its branches narrow into super-fine arteries toward the ends. But I could be wrong. There is no way to check today for not long after this image was taken a storm felled this tree. Today, instead of serving as a perch for birds this tree is a haven for fishes in the waters below. The ultimate in recycling.

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Have a blessed day.
Debi

11 comments:

Naquillity said...

good morning 'Giraffe'~ hope your day is going well. your photo is beautiful. it's sad the tree was felled but i'm pleased the fish can enjoy it now. and you have this single moment captured forever to enjoy a lifetime. have a great day.

Rural Rambler said...

Beautiful tree. I love the trees all undressed in winter. Enjoy your day today Debi. I hear you had some s.n.o.w.....

Eve said...

Such a beauty! I'm sure the fishies love it!

Gaelyn said...

There is a magical glowing quality to this image. And obviously brings wonderful memories.

CountryDreaming said...

So glad you were able to aquire this treasure of a tree's golden moment before its demise. Am glad it has found a resting place below the waters.

Light and Voices said...

This looks like it should be a card for Hallmark to sell. Impressive tree/sky photograph.
Joyce M

tinasphotoblog said...

Great photo of that tree and the light is great! :)

Jan said...

The imagery you paint with your pen, or the beautiful photo... both are a dream.. thank you.
Hugs,
Jan

Deborah Carr said...

Like us, every tree grows in it's own perfection, according to its environment...to the struggles it has survived. It's always the tree with character that lifts the artist's eye.

Bo Mackison said...

Love the imperfect tree. Love that it's now a recycled tree snag. Love the colors in the sunrise. Love reading your blog on an early Saturday morning.

Hope we can talk soon...

Johnny Nutcase said...

that's a beautiful, peaceful scene. So pretty!

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