12/25/2008

Sky Watch Friday No. 24

Not much to see in the sky this cloudy Christmas day. I thought I would share a bit of the oak tree's trunk.

Two squirrel feeders, a small black bear sculpture, and an Native American hanging adorn this side of the trunk. The trunk is 9 feet 7 inches high before it starts to branch out.

When we were little we used to dance around it, hide behind it, and lean up next to it and read. This old trunk has given all of us a sense of stability...it will stand for a long time.


Since it was such a cloudy day I thought I would do part of the tree in sepia tones.











Then to add some color I added foiling to this photo.

Please go visit the other great Skywatch participants at SkyWacth Friday There are wonderful photos from all around the world!





19 comments:

Steffi said...

Interesting photo!
Merry Christmas!

Susie of Arabia said...

I really like the foiling effect. It almost looks quilted! Nice SkyWatch! Thanks for stopping by my blog, too!

John said...

Nice photos!

Merry Christmas!

Glennis said...

Nice old tree, that has been part of your lives and will continue to give you pleasure. I had an old Walnut like that as I was grown up, its still there, but I have grown up and moved on, but I remember it fondly.
Merry Christmas.

ilanadavita said...

Original and beautiful.

Wren said...

Interesting and very different effects in each photo. I love the tree and its attachments.

Ruth said...

This is the time of year when earth and sky often blend together with no real definition. Very creative pictures.

Black Cat said...

Dear Cactus Jack,

That's a lovely tree and I like the photos of it.

Hope you and your family are having a wonderful Christmas:) xxx

Sylvia K said...

Really great photos! and the foiling effect is lovely! Thanks for sharing and hope you and your family have had a great holiday!

napaboaniya said...

Very lovely on Christmas Day :)
Merry X'mas!!!

Connie said...

I like the last one. very interesting.

Arija said...

Some trees are just so special, they become part of family tradition nd legend. This is one of those.

Rocky Mtn. Girl said...

Beautiful photo series.... you did a great job.
Thanks so much for leaving a comment on my blog. I appreciate it!
~Michele~
Mountain Retreat- Canada

P-TER said...

Beautiful pictures ! ! !
Happy end for 2008!
Gr.
P-TER

Jedediah said...

I love the sepia shot! Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

fishing guy said...

Cactus Jack: You have the same skies I've had and that's why I went back.

Amanda said...

Van Gogh would be proud! Love it!

Grammy said...

Love your photos. Thank for stopping by. Have a great week.

Pearl Maple said...

Great collection of photos for Sky Watch Friday. Thanks for sharing with us all and thanks for your comments on my post earlier.

 

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