Thursday, May 29, 2008

Tree Trunk

This is a macro shot of a tree trunk bordering Central Park on 5th Avenue on the Upper East Side. I don't know what kind of tree it is but every tree here has this interesting eruption of bark that gives it an interesting character. It makes it look old and wrinkled.

So if someone were to label you with an adjective or two (or three), what word(s) would that be?

16 comments:

Thinking Fool said...

Funny, sweet, politically incorrect.

Chuck Pefley said...

Some would probably give me the "curmudgeon" label :)

alice said...

This tree could be a conifer, maybe a pine. An adjective for me? Ahem...blond! Hope not a dumb one.

Chanin said...

I guess it's 'stupidly altruistic'. yes,I admit it, kind of difficult to change.

USelaine said...

Old, wrinkled, with eruptions, could all apply to me too! What a coincidence!

Jilly said...

Just beautiful, Ming. I adore old trees and their gorgeous bark.

tigerfish said...

The tree....looks like some old wizard's fingers protruding from the inner..:O
Well, that's what I saw

Jim said...

Not sure what people would use to label me, but I hope its not old and wrinkled.

Abraham Lincoln said...

It looks to me like the limb that grew here was broken off by a hoodlum. You can see where the bark comes out and follows what would have been the rest of the limb. A total shame but the tree seems to have survived OK.

Good for the tree.

Dee Dee said...

Ming...I'm not so sure what type of tree...but it is a strong survivor and has somehow weathered the storm....

to describe myself...blue eyed, fair,smiling and mature....:)

Sonia A. Mascaro said...

Amazing photo, Ming!

citygirl15 said...

I can't think of an adjective offhand, but I hope it's not old and wrinkled.

Chris said...

I do love trees, and I agree that the bark adds such interest to that one (and all, actually).

Adjectives? Open-minded, nice, fair. . . . .

Knoxville Girl said...

Yes, all those gnarls make for an interesting shot.
Adjectives, hmmm. Must they be repeatable in polite society?

babooshka said...

A bit like James Bond, the tree is shaken not stirred.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

There's a group on Flickr for tree bark... You've reminded me that I have a slew of shots I need to post there!