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28 February 2010

Grandmother Pine



A framed photo of an ancient and twisted ponderosa pine has withstood time and the severe weather on a mountaintop in Colorado.
Grandmother Pine stands where the cold winter wind blows the strongest. The gale is channeled up a steep narrow canyon and breaks over the ridge exactly where she stands. Her trunk is thick and twisted. Her branches are short and sturdy. She barely notices the brutal blast that pushes me about like the fragile being that I am. She offers sanctuary to every creature under her thick boughs where the air is quiet and the light dim. She stands protectively over all who accept her embrace. Thank you for your shelter, Grandmother Pine.

Thank you for your patience regarding my computer difficulties. I am up and running smoothly again, although a bit behind. So my return is a little slow, but I will catch up and have many new photographs as the week progresses. Check back often.





An ancient and twisted ponderosa pine has withstood time and the severe weather on a mountaintop in Colorado.
Grandmother Pine
An ancient and twisted ponderosa pine has withstood time and the severe weather on a mountaintop in Colorado.
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11 comments:

  1. what a beauty!...her age shows as well as her character.

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  2. What a wonderful old tree and beautiful photograph, Julie!

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  3. Pines ~ always extra beautiful with a bit of snow on them.

    Glad your computer is back up and running!

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  4. That is a painting if not photograph I wish to assume. Fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Just beautiful! It has such a wonderful feeling to it!

    Tracey

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  6. What a wonderful capture, Julie!

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  7. Like your story about the tree as much as the photo. Nice softness to this one. :)

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  8. This picture is absolutely gorgeous, Julie!
    A phenomenal image and what an exquisite pine tree. I am always filled with such a great sense of joy and hope when I look at your work. Thank you for sharing these magnificent images with us.

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  9. This is one of my top favorites of yours. It is just amazing. Wow!

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  10. What a beautiful tree! I am glad you are up and running again! :)

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