Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Texture for Tuesday

Lichens on Sycamore bark,
and Sycamore bark itself.

This sycamore tree is well over 100 years old and might be over 200 years old. The cracked bark is deep and thick and there is a sense of massiveness even in the tiny details of its trunk.
Younger trees have interesting bark textures too.

These two pine trees, planted near each other, have grown up together from seedlings and though both were supposed to have been White Pines (the top trunk) one clearly has the flakier bark of a Red Pine (bottom trunk) the textures of which I find quite appealing.


  1. Lovely pics. We artsy people use nature to inspire us quite often. Thanks for stopping by my new blog the other day and for your nice comments too! I enjoy your blog!

  2. What a great post, and wonderful photos.



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