I never saw a discontented tree. They grip the ground as though they liked it, and though fast rooted they travel about as far as we do. They go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far!
— John Muir said that

Comments (26):

  1. Michael Rawluk

    Mar 20, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    And they communicate with each other. Forest root systems share nutrients and water between trees.

  2. Elaine Hancock

    Mar 20, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    I love bare trees. They hold the secret of what is to come. A lovely image.

  3. Harry

    Mar 20, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    that quote probably pre-dates the introduction of the woolly aphid and European bark beetle iand other pests nto American forests. There’s hardly an elm or a chestnut left in America, and huge swaths of the Smoky Mountains and Blue Ridge Parkway are decimated.

    You have picked a fine tree to photograph today.

  4. JMS*

    Mar 20, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    J’aime beaucoup cette sobriété de l’image, l’arbre de le la vie.

  5. Nicou

    Mar 21, 2018 at 12:36 am

    Très bel arbre ample et qui se découpage dans ce ciel mervielleux.
    Belle journée

  6. Ginnie

    Mar 21, 2018 at 12:54 am

    And now you have reminded me of Judi Dench’s “My Passion for Trees.” If you haven’t seen it, please do yourself a favor! I love trees, especially naked trees like this in winter!

  7. lisl

    Mar 21, 2018 at 1:17 am

    I am always sad to see a mutilated tree with branches lopped off willy-nilly. It seems we are concerned so much with our high winds here

  8. Michael Skorulski

    Mar 21, 2018 at 1:17 am

    A beautiful bare tree here but my favorite has to be a large bare willow.

  9. Tatar@Y

    Mar 21, 2018 at 2:12 am

    Une magnifique silhouette. )

  10. Elaine-

    Mar 21, 2018 at 2:35 am

    lovely treeee picture, but i have seen discontented trees! evergreens by the road, green in the back, rusty and dead on the road side, expressing their discontent… did you know that trees can feel it when people argue near them? and they don’t like it

  11. Martine Libouton

    Mar 21, 2018 at 4:40 am

    Une très belle photo en B&W ! j’aime beaucoup l’ambiance !

  12. grouser

    Mar 21, 2018 at 5:02 am

    nice structure to this one

  13. Maria-lina

    Mar 21, 2018 at 6:20 am

    Superbe, qu’il est beau ton arbre, magnifique! Bise, que ta journée te soit douce, belle et lumineuse!

  14. Franz

    Mar 21, 2018 at 6:50 am

    Wise words by Mr. Muir to accompany a wonderfully tranquil image full of positive atmosphere!

  15. ruthiebear

    Mar 21, 2018 at 8:39 am

    John Muir is a personal favorite. He loved trees and nature and did so much to preserve and enahnce our experiences with it. What a delightful thought to put with this shapely silhouette!

  16. Will Williams

    Mar 21, 2018 at 9:07 am

    They travel so fast, yet appear perfectly still. And they do it so gracefully.

  17. Graciel·la

    Mar 21, 2018 at 10:23 am

    This is a good picture. I like the Muir quote, too. Well done.

  18. Steven

    Mar 21, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Great network of branches that stand out nicely against that winter sky!! Great quote as well by John Muir.

  19. kiki

    Mar 21, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    I had never considered the travel in this way 😉 Excellent duo photo-quote!

  20. willem

    Mar 21, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    A fine landscape photo with a beautiful composition and monochrome.

  21. lewis

    Mar 21, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Great black/white landscape with the prominent tree.

  22. Steve

    Mar 21, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    A beautiful tree with a fine branching structure.

  23. Claudio

    Mar 21, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    Out of time, waiting for the arrival of man. 🙂

  24. By Marie

    Mar 22, 2018 at 10:24 am

    Really a beautiful and soft bw process. I like silhouette of naked tree


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