A mountain of bark

A mountain of bark

Ladybug
rambling
over burls
& knots —
transversing
a mountain
of bark —
seeking
shelter under
a giant green
umbrella.

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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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15 Responses to A mountain of bark

  1. While we may see a tree from our standpoint, a ladybug uses its antenna to feel its way inch by inch to the next leaf or knot, charting a landscape all its own at a finer scale. It cannot see life in color and can only distinguish between light and dark, but it can “read” the brail-like bumps on bark. A tree is not green, it is a monochrome mountain, a greyscale giant. This diversity of perspectives, big or small, makes the world interesting and profound.

  2. susanissima says:

    Perfect balance between poetic and visual images!

  3. Your poetry, with it’s simple form and natural subjects, tends to make me feel better. Thank you.

  4. Pat Cegan says:

    sigh…perfect picture and poem. I live inside a beautiful floresta and game preserve in central Brazil…a paradise for sure. I have learned so much for our Mother for whom I bend my knee in awe. hugs, pat

    • Thank you kindly, Pat! I’m glad you enjoyed it, my friend πŸ™‚ What a wonderful, breathtaking place to live…my Dad was in Brazil last summer and his stories and photos made me want to take a trip down to experience it myself. I’ve been following your blog for over a year now and really admire your creative, caring spirit. Keep up the inspiring work πŸ™‚
      Cheers,
      Tyler πŸ™‚

  5. lumar1298 says:

    So cute… I haven’t seen a lady bug in ages…

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