Wise old cottonwood

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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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25 Responses to Wise old cottonwood

  1. John Hric says:

    Cottonwoods are imposing trees. Fast growing giants with incredibly sculpted bark. Always an awesome sight.

    • Thank you, John! Yes, cottonwoods are magical giants…such beautiful bark, a contoured mountain of wood πŸ™‚ Hope you’re having a wonderful week, my friend!
      Cheers,
      Tyler πŸ™‚

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  3. Pat Cegan says:

    The infinite variety of textures in nature never cease to astound and delight me. I could spend the day here but must attend my own blog. I will be back to savor your work. hugs, pat

    • Thank you, Pat! This giant cottonwood tree has so much history inscribed on its bark…when I touch its textured exterior a chill runs down my spine…I feel a deeply-rooted connection to its life…from its breath comes mine.
      Cheers,
      Tyler πŸ™‚

  4. chrisrenney says:

    Stunning – love your love of trees.

    • Thank you kindly, my friend! I’m glad you share my love of trees. They inspired my blog name, and since I am tall (with my head in the clouds!), I feel like I can relate to them more than any other organism. I frequently pass by this beautiful, giant cottonwood tree and wanted to document its world from near and afar. I used a fisheye and macro lens attached to my iPhone. Its exterior harbors a plethora of colors and textures with moss and spiderwebs hanging their tapestries from its massive frame. I hope you’re having a wonderful week πŸ™‚
      Cheers,
      Tyler

  5. dunelight says:

    I love the POV on this. What a marvelous tree. I am so eager for ours to leaf out but we still have a few tenacious drifts in the odd corner of the woods.

    • Thank you kindly, my friend! I’m glad you enjoyed it πŸ™‚ I pass by this giant cottonwood everyday, my eyes peering up at its sublime form, hands tracing its rough bark, shivers running down my spine, feeling a deeply-rooted connection between its life and mine. It leafed out so fast this Spring, but I am not surprised b/c cottonwoods grow at lightning speed. Hope your trees are on their way to budding out and unfurling their green tongues πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful Easter weekend!
      Cheers,
      Tyler πŸ™‚

  6. Reblogged this on The ancient eavesdropper and commented:

    I frequently pass by this beautiful, giant cottonwood tree on my daily outings. Its exterior harbors a plethora of colors and textures with moss and spiderwebs hanging their tapestries from its massive frame. My eyes scale up its sublime form, fingers transversing a mountain of bark, shivers running down my spine, as I feel a deeply-rooted connection between its life and mine. In honor of Earth Day (or any day for that matter), get outside, find an ancient tree and familiarize yourself with a piece of history.

  7. phillymanjim says:

    Wise Indeed! Your capture of this giant is exquisite. Thanks Tyler.
    Jim

  8. Reblogged this on Joyful Restoration and commented:
    so gorgeous these photos!

  9. jackdodson says:

    Wonderful photographs. I like that you have captured the full range from detail of the bark to the expansive wide angle shots. I think I may steal your idea for a future post. We have cotton wood trees on our farm. They grow very large very fast, but ours seem to die after reaching about 50 years of age.

  10. Laurie Keim says:

    Wonderful: tree with fur: photographs that improve your seeing.
    Cheers,
    Laurie Keim

  11. Wow! Stunning! A beautiful perspective of a magnificent tree for Earth Day! I do so love trees and texture. You should see some of the trees in my neighbourhood! πŸ™‚ Thank you for these! Really awesome!
    – Loreen

  12. maamej says:

    What exquisite colours and textures – really is like a tapestry.

  13. nabinanazar says:

    A layout that makes Mother Earth happy, In fact , all will be happy πŸ™‚
    Wishing you belated Happy Earth Day !!!

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