Monday, 3 January 2011

Transmogrification

The snow fell, and so did an old tree, overcome by time, weight, and shallow roots.




And we could see that it was turning into something else....


17 comments:

annie hoff said...

And I bet you didn't let Flossie carry it home?!

judy in ky said...

When I saw that first photo, I was reading Flossie's mind: "Wow, another big stick!".

Lucille said...

I saw that too. Great photo find.

frayedattheedge said...

You could have taken the tree back home and cut it up for logs for Malcolm ......

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

How beautiful !
When some really old trees were cut down in town for a road-widening scheme , some locals asked the workmen for a slice of the trunk . And , miraculously , the workmen obliged .Lovely souvenirs .

Dan said...

An elephant loose in the woods is certainly going to cause a stir when its transmogrification (great word!!) is complete.
Dan
-x-

Friko said...

That's clever, having eyes to see that.

Florence is still a proper dog shape, not fat like so many labs, including Benno. But then Benno is 11 now, not a mere sprig like Flo.

Gwen Buchanan said...

Cool!! You've got a good eye..

Rattling On said...

What a shame, but it's not so bad when they fall of natural causes. I hate to see them being felled in town just because they were planted in the wrong place to start with.

Dartford Warbler said...

I`m glad I`m not the only one to see faces in trees.....Your photos made me think of the Ents in Lord of the Rings.

Sad to see a fine old tree downed by the winter winds.

Dragonfly Dreams said...

Oh, how I do love your photos but hate to see such a lovely old tree down.

And, perchance were you referring to the transmorgrifier in Calvin and Hobbes? We all know where THAT always led...lol!

Isabelle said...

That's a bit alarming...

"Sunshine" said...

Oh yes, an elephant. What a discovery.
Flossie looks so small next to that trunk.

Pam said...

Oh my goodness! That's great!

herhimnbryn said...

An elephant tree! bryn likes big 'sticks' too!

June said...

Oh! That is WONDERFUL! That's how fairy tales began, I bet.

Marilyn said...

What a fabulous find. Lucille directed me to your post after viewing my post showing another version of Nature's art:
http://mymagpiecollection.blogspot.com/2011/01/rubenesque.html#comments

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