11 February 2008

Nature Rawks!

A walk in the woods today brought forth these images:

A white pine reaches through the surrounding deciduous
trees and grabs for some sky

A large burl* on an oak tree.

Day 11 of non-smoking, btw.

*a burl forms on a tree due to a fungus or an insect invasion of some kind. This 'defect' results in very dense and intricate grain, and is highly prized by woodworkers. And, no, I'm not telling anyone where this particular one is.

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