Friday, August 3, 2012

Just Imagine....


                                                                                                                                                  Available for purchase here

The tree which moves some to tears of joy
is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way.
...some scarce see nature at all.
But to the eyes of the man of imagination
nature is imagination itself.

                                                                   William Blake










This magnificent Moreton Bay Fig stands firmly like a sentinel, not on a quiet farm but on a busy corner, as school buses and hundreds of cars pass each day. I have driven past it thousands of times, glancing briefly in admiration.
This week I stopped to take a closer look and appreciate this gentle giant.







Our valley's wide river lies only metres from the tree, over the shadowed crest and down the river bank - the house in the distance is beyond the expanse of water.




One last favourite photo, to let the imagination take you away from traffic and lead you to country fields, hobbits and the possibility of unknown worlds beyond......just imagine....


Sharing at Shoot. Edit. Submit, Sneak Peek Friday, 1440, Weekly Top Shot, Creative Mondays, Sweet Shot Tuesday, Show and Tell.

70 comments:

Juliana said...

Magnificent! Wow...
Have a great weekend!
xoxo, Juliana
[pjhappies.blogspot.com]

Fabricio K. Ramos said...

Eu imagino se essa árvore pudesse contar um pouco da sua história... Seria magnífico ouvi-lá.
Abraços.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

I am glad you took the time to stop and get acquainted with this giant of a tree. Those above ground roots are amazing.

Jenni C's said...

It is a magnificent tree, i love your first photograph.It reminds me of Psalm 1. this tree is firmly planted...we should be like this tree...

Jeanne said...

I TOTALLY LOVE THIS TREE AND YOUR WORDS. SAW SOME OF THESE IN HAWAII AND TOOK MANY PHOTOS OF THIS. AWESOME, AND THANKS FOR SHARING THIS AMAZING TREE WITH US

HANS-PETER ZÜRCHER said...

Beeindruckende Bäume, beeindruckende Wurzeln...

Grüsse aus der Schweiz

Hans-Peter

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

I wonder how many people pass that tree and do not see its total beauty. Magnificent capture and eye opening post. We all need to stop and just look around more often. I wonder how old that tree is? Beautiful!

Birgitt said...

...ein beeindruckender Baum, gewaltig seine Größe und seine Wurzeln...wunderschön...

lieber Gruß von Birgitt

tinajo said...

Looks incredible! :-)

Dianne said...

Oh! The stories it could tell .... a wonderful old tree full of character and beauty.

Deanne said...

you have done a great job in capturing the beauty of this tree!

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful and ancient tree, I really like the roots.

rainfield61 said...

"But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself."

I fully agree.

Cherry said...

Wow - amazing photos of this massive tree! Glad I came by from the "In the Studio" linkup ...

Beth said...

Wow that tree is absolutely AMAZING! I could spend all day playing in and around it, I think. <3

Ruby said...

What a beautiful tree full of life! Awesome pictures!

Sylvia K said...

That is the most amazing tree I've ever seen!! And what incredible captures, Karen! So much beauty and my only hope is that we humans wake up before this kind of beauty is lost forever! Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Nora CG said...

Beautiful pictures of a gorgeous tree!! Excellent!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Gosh, it appears to be a city down there with roadways and bridges, etc. Such cool shots!! Allows the imagination to roam.

geanina said...

fantastic captures! a big like...:)

Margo@Legacy of a Single Girl said...

You have done His creation justice!! So gorgeous!
Coming to you from Studio Friday!
Blessings,
Margo @ Legacy of a Single Girl

Filip and Kristel said...

Excellent picture, how much power. Could imagine this tree in the city, it would push away concrete and walls like it was nothing.

Greetings,
Filip

Joyful said...

Beautiful photos!

inka said...

you can not miss such a beautiful specimen, I would have ever seen such a beautiful tree for yourself :) :) Regards

Erin said...

There is actually some local history attached to that tree, I believe it was here when the first settlers arrived. I think I read something either from the museum or from the library.

Anita(Anisia) said...

Fantastyczne ujęcia, niczym żyły, życie...uwielbiam drzewa :)

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Oh my goodness... I have never seen a tree like that. It is amazing!!

Liz said...

Those huge Moreton Bay Fig trees are so amazing! I have often marvelled at the size of them... and taken numerous photos.
Great post!

Seeing Each Day said...

It was a tree very much like this in my infants school playground at Alstonville - and we made it into lots of rooms in order to play families. Good times. Thanks for providing such vivid memories.

einfachtilda said...

Whowwhh, ist das ein grandioser Baum. Richtig schön fotografieret.

LG Mathilda

Jess said...

That is a truly impressive tree! Beautiful!

Commenting as part of
"Creating Community through Comments"
http://www.lifeinthewhitehouse.com/p/comment-blog-hop.html

Leslie said...

Glad you took a closer look, and shared it with us :)

(Definitely a hobbit-worthy tree.)

Cathy H. said...

Beautiful capture of this majestic tre!! I love the graceful lines of the root system! So glad you took the time to stop!

msdewberry said...

It goes to show you that we can take for granted those things we see all the time, and not appreciate thier beauty! I like that my camera makes me stop and take that second look!

Lori said...

Amazing....just amazing.

MaryL said...

Wow!! I have never seen a Fig tree! Surely one of God's fantastic creations!!

Tiago Braga said...

WOW .... so good this photo, lovely! the tree of live =)

hawknitr13 said...

beautiful pictures of a magnificent creation of God!! thank you for taking time to share it with us!!
^)^linda

Valerie said...

A fabulous series of a remarkable tree - the roots seem like folds of fabric yet are clearly very deep and solid to support so much weight above ground. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

Your ability to capture beauty amazes me. Thank you for stopping to share this with us. It reminds me of Psalm 1:3 "And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water..."

Spare Parts and Pics said...

There is a beautiful example of one of these trees in Santa Barbara. I've had the privilege of sitting under on a couple of occasions. Great post!

Tito Eric said...

Captivating abstract shots! Unique, indeed.

Visiting from Weekly Top Shot!

http://turningboholano.blogspot.com/2012/08/in-whatever-town-or-village.html

Hanne Bente said...

WAU - Great pictures you show.
Wishing you a good Sunday :)

Rosemary said...

Truly an amazing tree and how wonderful of you to pay tribute to it in your pictures. The close up of the roots snaking atop the ground remind me of the heavy fabric train on a royal gown flowing behind the lady as she walks.

Dave said...

That's a beautiful tree Karen, and the roots are magnificent. We have some huge pine trees here in Hamilton which also have large surface growing roots - Dave

JOAN SERINYA said...

Estupendas imágenes de este espectacular árbol!! He descubierto tu blog y me ha sorprendido favorablemente como describes en detalle, la naturaleza en todo su esplendor. Te felicito y me hago seguidor! Un cordial saludo.

Sheeps and Peeps Farm said...

Remarkable tree... beautifully captured!

Doug Hickok said...

A magnificent tree, photographed beautifully in whole and in detail!

Shirley said...

Wow, look at all the beauty this tree offers the eye. The planet earth is amazing! Beautiful photo's..I appriciate seeing them.

Linda R said...

What a gorgeous Tree.. It does get your imagination flowing..

Clairejustine said...

Amazing tree and pictures :)

Madge Bloom said...

Wow, those roots are simply amazing! Thank you for sharing on Weekly Top Shot #42!

Jen Price said...

Wow! Amazing tree!

Catherine said...

Nature is truly magnificent.

teri said...

Indeed worthy of a stop...just like your blog. Hope you are well. Great quote.

ladyfi said...

Wow - that tree is magically beautiful.

Giga said...

To drzewo jest fascynujące i do tego zrobiłaś mu wspaniałe zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam cieplutko.
This tree is fascinating and this did him great pictures. Yours warm.

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelentes fotografias....
Cumprimentos

Lisa said...

This might be the most amazing tree I've ever seen! The roots almost look like they're moving. Stunning shots.

Marie said...

This is an AMAZING tree! I loved all the shots of it. It's huge, and the roots are so unique. Just love it!

Angie said...

Karen, how simply breathtaking! What an AWESOME tree! Oh my gosh!! I would sit beneath it and bask in all its glory and grace. What an awesome presence! These are fine and well captured moments. Just glorious really. Well done!

Michelle said...

Amazing, His creativity is wonderful and you have captured it...

Kim Stevens said...

Simply magnificent! I'm so glad that you did stop - I've never seen such a great tree....and yes, I am imagining a world of fairies!

Isabelle said...

No words for this post...!
Just amazement, wonder, respect! Thank you Karen for sharing this moment.

patty said...

i absolutely love this post~ the quote by mr blake to start is perfect, and the tree is just lovely. i've seen one similar in key west, but didn't realize it was a fig (maybe it's not, but it has similar roots and trunk). love the blue sky, too... beautiful!

thanks for linking w 1440, and i'm sorry it's taken so long to find my way here this week... it's been a bit busy at our house, this being the first week of school! hope to see you again tomorrow!!

ELFI said...

superbe arbre et photo...merci pour la visite chez moi!

TheChieftess said...

wonderful shots of the tree roots...and such magnificent tree roots!!!

Dina Lettre said...

Wow...amazing trees and amazing captures!

Jill Wellington said...

A truly stunning tree...and you captured it so beautifully!

Nancy Bandzuch said...

So cool! Thanks for sharing this with us! Thanks for sharing at the Photo show and tell last week. Can't wait to see what you have to share this week! We are going with an "animal" theme this week--or if your kids are as wild as mine can be--animal-like! The link will be live later tonight. Thanks again,
Nancy

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...