Monday, November 16, 2009

resting place


I am not sure what caused this ponderosa pine node to fall. I saw it and similar new growth lying on the duff along the Benham Falls trail last week near Bend, Oregon. I so often have questions about natural phenomena I see on my hikes especially in the fields of geology or botany and never learn the answers. I shift my focus onto the aesthetic aspect of the object at hand and let it take my thoughts.

8 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous shot as always, Lee! Hope all is going well with you.

Sylvia

Jacob said...

Certain pine nodes are weakened by forces beyond their control and then a big wind (like, oh, Limbaugh?) comes along and knocks them to the ground.

Have you ever thought of writing a book of your philosophical musings (along with the photos, of course)?

Well, think about it, already!

You could become famous. And rich.

Meanwhile, I hope you have a wonderful day!

B SQUARED said...

So many questions, so few answers.

cieldequimper said...

Wind? Someone tugging at it real hard? I see them often near beaches over here.

SandyCarlson said...

That's some beautiful green among the golden.

Raksha said...

I have even more questions than you do, seeing as I don't even know what a ponderosa pine node is or why it would have new growth on it...let alone what would cause it fall! So I have no choice but to focus on the esthetic aspect of it, which you captured very well. I love close-up photographs of interesting or unusual natural phenomena.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Fantastic and beautiful shot !! Nice post !!Unseen Rajasthan

tapirgal said...

Usually wind comes to mind unless it's obvious that people have been messing around in the area. If you find out why so many of them fall, do let me know! Meanwhile, it's nice to see this familiar sight immortalized so nicely.