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Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Gentle Giant


"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 see Nature all ridicule and deformity, and some scarce see Nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, Nature is Imagination itself."

~ William Blake, 1799, The Letters

Photo taken at The Hermitage: Home of President Andrew Jackson, Nashville, Tennessee.
Click image to see the pheasant in the wood.

8 comments:

1st Man said...

What an AWESOME tree. The stories it could tell huh? Great pic, thanks for sharing.

Weekend-Windup said...

Yup, its beyond imagination...

rusty duck said...

I see the pheasant! And wonder what else might live under that tree..

Susie said...

Jo, That tree is so interesting. I like odd tree trunks. xoxo,Susie
p.s. hope you are not getting too much rain.

richies said...

If trees could talk....


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Terry said...

A handsome tree, for sure.

Andrea said...

What a glorious tree... fully alive & wonderful. Thank you for sharing!!

~Andrea
XOXOXO

Dewena Callis said...

My comment disappeared so I'll try this again! Just have to because the Hermitage is one of my favorite places. As a room mother I went there many, many years with a car full of kids. Finally I went there alone and took my time strolling through Rachel's Garden. It is a lovely place and you feel transported back to another time. Not that those times were always nice ones but there was a beauty too.