Friday, February 18, 2011

A 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.


maddie said...

What an amazing tree. I thought that was a crocodile curled up underneath it.

Betsy Banks Adams said...

Beautiful old tree, Jo.. I love the old trees and was sad to hear today that some stupid Alabama football fan poisoned two beautiful Live Oak trees at his rival school, Auburn University.. Isn't that just the most stupid thing you have ever heard of????

Gads---what is going on in our country????

Have a great weekend.

Susan Freeman said...

What a beautiful old tree ~ and yes I do see the pheasant in the wood!

Susan and Bentley

Christine said...

What a magnificent tree Jo. I really love huge old trees; they have witnessed so much history. I do see the pheasant at the roots of the tree. How neat!

Margaret said...

It looks like a perfect hiding spot for a squirrel.

Jill said...


MadSnapper said...

it is beautiful to me, i love all trees, dead and alive and the more twisted and gnarled the better. this one is really really a great tree.

Sunny said...

Hi Jo, a beautiful tree indeed! Yes , definitely see the pheasant. When hubby brings in firewood, there are many pieces I just hate putting in the stove because of the beauty. Such diversity in nature!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

For me, it is nature's works of art !

Sharon said...

What a beautiful old tree! Perhaps it is King Squirrel's castle?

The Retired One said...

I see so many things in that tree trunk!

George said...

What a great old tree. I'm going to have to get back to The Hermitage one of these days.

DeniseinVA said...

Such a magnificent old tree,beautifully captured.

Barbara Anne said...

Don't you wonder what the roots of this wonderful old tree grew around that isn't there anymore?