Tuesday, 28 February 2012

GREYISH



Carmi's Challenge this week is GREYISH

On a grey and overcast day, the lake in the park looks grey. As do the reflections, but a breeze makes for an interesting pattern. In grey.




The roots of the old Beech tree look rather majestic when the rain gives them a sheen. Unhappily they are now dead roots, as the tree was cut down to about 15 ft. high two or three years ago. No one really knows why the park authorities did that! On other trees that have been similarly cut, a chain saw artist has carved animals and birds on the tops, but this beech tree has been left in its unnatural state!

I suppose it will rot now - badgers already seem to be stripping the bark the other side, and then Health and Safety will come and cut it down. Which would have been better in the first place!

Rant over - enjoy the photos!

7 comments:

Karen S. said...

Your greyish photos are neat, especially the tree...I really enjoy meeting trees like this in the woods...and would shoot several photos for sure! Lucky find!

Kalei's Best Friend said...

the water photo looks like a piece of art... wonderful

Bob Scotney said...

The tree roots look like hands holding on grimly to stay in place.

A Paperback Writer Photos said...

Wonderful ripples! Simply splendid.

Lisa Shafer said...

Oh, these are both very nice!

On My Soapbox said...

I really like both photos. The tree roots look almost like tentacles; the movement of the water abstractly distorts the reflection. If you photoshopped it with another color or two, you would never know it was water!

Alexia said...

Fantastic shot of the roots - very Hobbitish. And Hear, hear! to your rant.