The Elephant Man Tree

Old trees truly fascinate me, especially burl-emblazoned beauties like this one…

The ancient eavesdropper

The Elephant Man Tree

Strangely compelling,
bulbously beautiful,
an old soul
born before our time.
Freak of nature to loggers
not worth a dime
to butt cut a cull or conk rot
past its prime;
however, invaluable
habitat and home
to more
sensitive flora
and fauna.

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About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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9 Responses to The Elephant Man Tree

  1. Morgan says:

    What a lovely old soul..imagine the stories this old timer could tell…

    • Thank you, Morgan! So true, my friend. I often wonder the same thing. What a world view from such storied heights! The irony of life, we travel all over the globe, and miss what’s right under our nose 😉 Hope you had a relaxing weekend, my friend, and keep up the excellent work on your blog!
      Cheers,
      Tyler 🙂

      • Morgan says:

        Thanks so much Tyler. Oddly enough, your comment about missing what is right under our noses rings very true for me today. My recent post, Indomitable Spirit, is a picture of a tree I’ve been passing twice a day for nearly 3 years and only truly noticed how remarkable it is YESTERDAY, Im sorry to say.

      • You are most welcome, Morgan! It happens to everyone, including myself. You walk around all day with your head in the clouds and these moments make you touch down and take new stock of your same old surroundings. Thank you for sharing this experience with me. It means very much to relay stories from my treetop to yours. Hope you have a wonderful day, my friend, and keep up the inspired work on your blog 🙂
        Cheers,
        Tyler

  2. Rowan Taw says:

    Gorgeous in its bulbousness!

  3. Rowan Taw says:

    Gorgeous in its bulbousness!

    • Thank you, Rowan! This Douglas fir has seen it all. I envy its world view 😉 Hope you are having a wonderful day. I’m really enjoying your poetry. Keep up the excellent work, my friend!
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  4. Bee says:

    Love it have you ever heard of the ancient forest in Western Australia. Google it. It is amazing

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