BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

THIS OLD TREE

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I have always loved this old tree. It hangs on by the edge of the lake, battered and scarred but still standing. The graceful curve of its bark forming a waterfall-like reflection in the water and one of its branches forming a jetty. Birds still gather near it, the wood duck and her chicks having a rest for a while.

30 thoughts on “THIS OLD TREE

  1. Oooh, I can see why you love this tree! I would too!

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  2. Soothing image, Belinda. Willows are tenacious, resprouting continually. Gotta admire that!

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  3. How I love trees and become attached to them (emotionally I mean, not grafted).
    Down the road is an ancient maple, I call it the Methuselah Tree.
    It stands guard faithfully on a turn in the road.
    Some years ago, those required to do such things sawed off the large, trunk-like appendage of the tree that hung ten feet out over Engleville Road. I was saddened to see his arm severed, and thought it might be a harbinger of bad news.
    Alas, Methuselah still stands, and lives, flaunting the scar of his amputation.

    Seek peace,

    Paz

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  4. It is beautiful, Belinda.

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  5. I like it as well.

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  6. Standing guard, very nice!

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  7. Nice, great feeling of peace.

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  8. What a lovely photo this is, Belinda. Spring, the reflections. The tree is distinct and beautiful, and oh how adorable the wood duck chicks are, with their vigilant-sentry mother. They must be nesting around there somewhere, because those are really little chicks.

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  9. Lovely capture Belinda.

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  10. A taste of Heaven. 😌

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  11. It has a lot of character, doesn’t it?

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  12. A very pleasing composition.

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  13. Nice! Reminds me of a place near where I used to live. I would meet friends at a local Wildlife Refuge and your image here is very similar of the view by the first lookout platform by the lake. Brings back fond memories! Thank you!

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