When I was a kid we lived in a pretty rural spot, there were "the woods" you could take a walk through or there was another place we called "the den" which really was another version of the woods??? I don't know what the difference is between the woods and a forest but I know I most probably love them both. I love the sounds, wind blowing through the trees, birds chirping happily, the little scurries that could be a fox or a monster.....and the peace and tranquility.
Now I'm all growed up and still have a love affair going on with the woods... the textures and the
light, the feeling you get when you take a fab picture of a felled tree or a log on the ground.
I take pictures of wood because it all seems so alive to me, even when the tree is gone and you're
left with a splintered stump, it's beauty you just can't comprehend, something created
by a much higher power, put here for us to behold!!!!
Then there are roots, a system of feelers sent out by the tree to find nourishment and stability. This particular
picture is of the roots of the tallest Elm in Florida, the thing is ginormous. Trees put us in
our place, they are tall, magnificent and elegant, they exist so that we might exist, they
are useful, beautiful and necessary. I don't think I'm really a tree hugger... but maybe I could be!!!