Mirrored image of the Centennial Bridge

Mirrored image of the Centennial Bridge
One frosty and very still morning in November, 2010, Centennial Bridge, Miramichi, NB, Canada

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Beauty in a dead tree

I came across this tree quite by accident.  It was gigantic, right beside the North West River.  It caught my eye, it was in the middle of summer, but this tree was dying, its branches had no leaves, but I guess that is what drew me to it.  All the other trees were "all dressed", but not this one.  I took several pictures of it, I am glad I did, when I returned the following spring for a wedding just beyond it, the tree had been cut down.  I have my pictures to look at now.......For further pictures of all kinds of trees and even more, visit sepiasaturday.blogspot.com

13 comments:

  1. How often we regret not taking that picture. We should do as you did and seize the opportunity, because you never know!

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  2. I rather like the idea of saving an image of a tree for posterity. No doubt it had been there longer than most things around it and therefore deserved some kind of memorial.

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  3. Looking at its trunk it must have been 200 years old.What a shame it had to go. Well worth saving on a photo and now it's on the web.

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  4. I wonder what "did for it"? I know, near me, such a "bald" tree has stood now for several years .[It had been struck by lightening].it is quite beautiful in its own way.and,as the years roll by, it has become bleached by the weather.Saying all that, no doubt, it is likely to topple one day...so people tend to admire its beauty from a distance!

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  5. That's a memorable image. I actually feel sorry for that tree.

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  6. If I remember clearly, there was a house across the road from this tree. Perhaps they were afraid it would come tumbling down some day and had it cut down. I wonder if they saved a picture of it, I must print out a copy and drop it off to them. Perhaps I can find out its demise.....will keep you updated.

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  7. Your picture is lovely. Thanks for sharing it with us, and for the story behind it. I wonder how it died.

    Happy SS!

    Kathy M.

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  8. One of my most favorite places in my town is the campus of Nazareth Sisters of Charity. Stumps all over the campus where trees had to be cut down due to severe storms this summer. Had to be taken down immediately as there is a big shindig there this coming Saturday. They will all eventually be replaced with it is like open wounds all over the place. Great photo and story.
    QMM

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  9. It may seem a strange thing to say, but I love dead trees. They so often have most beautiful shapes, just like yours.

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  10. Dead trees are always so fascinating. Though their life force has left them they become homes to so much other life. Skeletal remains on which others feed.

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  11. That is much more attractive than the palms when they die, and spend leafless ages looking like an abandoned telegraph pole, before they finally succumb to gravity.

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  12. a beautiful tree, no matter the reasons for its demise.

    respect!!
    :)~
    HUGZ

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  13. Stark but beautiful, even in death.

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