Saturday, July 24, 2010

Most In-tree-guing

This beautiful rain tree is part of my morning walk route. I wonder what happened to it, and when. It looks as though it had been struck by lightning. Despite the damage and the dead half, it is still vibrant and alive. The dead part is now hosting another plant.
I love this tree.



18 comments:

Anonymous said...

I too like trees. May be I will notice them a little more like you do. Your morning walk tree is indeed unusual. They suffer and yet they stay strong. Isn't that something?! By the way, i really like the simplicity in your posts.

Best wishes,
Anjali

dipali said...

@anjali: thank you for your encouragement. Trees are really fascinating.

Space Bar said...

What a coincidence, Dipali! (see my blog)

Banno said...

I know, Space Bar & Dipali, on trees. I love the way plants/trees always seem to find a new way to grow, even when you think they are not going to make it.

dipali said...

@Space Bar: Great minds:)
@Banno: So very true!

Rayna M. Iyer said...

Must be lightening. I love how Nature never gives up.

Sue said...

Long live iPhone ji. :)

dipali said...

@Rayna M.Iyer: Nature is amazing:)
@Sueji: This is from the Older Son's camera. I don't know if iPhoneji could get the width!

Nat said...

beautiful. im a tree person too :)

kbpm said...

wow! that looks great. i was wondering, sort of just coincidentally, about what i would like to draw/paint if i were an artist. and just when i was thinking about trees, those spectacular creations, i saw this pic! in another life, i would like do a wonderful still life colour canvas thingie of this tree.. in another life..

ChoxBox said...

awesome.

Thinking Cramps said...

Lovely. And you must have read "I think that I shall never see..."? It's one of my favourite poems.

dipali said...

@nat: Thanks! *Hugs the fellow tree lover*
@kbpm: Why not in this life! I loved your post too. Big hug.
@Choxbox: Thank you!
@Thinking Cramps: Thanks! Yes, I've read that poem.

eve's lungs said...

Strange but lovely isnt it ? Almost paradoxical .

dipali said...

@eve's lungs: Paradoxical is right!

Swaram said...

Nice one!

radha said...

I love trees too. I hope I do not get runover one day, when I gaze at a tree and walk absentmindedly.

starfields said...

I was looking for this exact picture to illustrate what happens to the enery system of an abuse survivor after the lightning has struck. Thank you so much for posting it, it was just the job to show to a person today. Sometimes, a picture really does say more than a thousand words.