Photosynthetic proboscis

I couldn’t help but re-blog this image for the Weekly Photo Challenge. A cedar tree literally stands personified — quite unexpected to see a nose the size of Karl Malden affixed to its trunk — Nature a joker in disguise, blowing my mind’s eye…

The ancient eavesdropper

Photosynthetic proboscis

Even trees have a sense of smell,
their nasal burls set to the ground.

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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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4 Responses to Photosynthetic proboscis

  1. James Pailly says:

    I’m reminded of the treefolk from Lord of the Rings. Supposedly they grew tired and stopped moving and gradually became just like regular trees.

  2. scillagrace says:

    The ancient Ents…not fiction, after all!

  3. colonialist says:

    It should have been an elm – then it would have become a smelm. (Pathetic, I nose!)
    Remarkable tree..

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