discontent

discontent

 

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

26 Comments

a penny for your thoughts?

Michael Rawlukreply
March 20, 2018 at 5:14 pm

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

Elaine Hancockreply
March 20, 2018 at 8:51 pm

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

Harryreply
March 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.

JMS*reply
March 20, 2018 at 10:02 pm

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

Nicoureply
March 21, 2018 at 12:36 am

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

Ginniereply
March 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!

lislreply
March 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

Michael Skorulskireply
March 21, 2018 at 1:17 am

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

Tatar@Yreply
March 21, 2018 at 2:12 am

Une magnifique silhouette. )

Elaine-reply
March 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

Martine Liboutonreply
March 21, 2018 at 4:40 am

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

grouserreply
March 21, 2018 at 5:02 am

nice structure to this one

Maria-linareply
March 21, 2018 at 6:20 am

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

Franzreply
March 21, 2018 at 6:50 am

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

ruthiebearreply
March 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!

Will Williamsreply
March 21, 2018 at 9:07 am

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

Graciel·lareply
March 21, 2018 at 10:23 am

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

Stevenreply
March 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.

kikireply
March 21, 2018 at 1:47 pm

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

willemreply
March 21, 2018 at 2:22 pm

A fine landscape photo with a beautiful composition and monochrome.

lewisreply
March 21, 2018 at 2:52 pm

Great black/white landscape with the prominent tree.

marjolein van de fotokraamreply
March 21, 2018 at 2:52 pm

Lovely silhouet has this tree

Stevereply
March 21, 2018 at 4:26 pm

A beautiful tree with a fine branching structure.

Claudioreply
March 21, 2018 at 5:54 pm

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

By Mariereply
March 22, 2018 at 10:24 am

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

Ana Lúciareply
March 26, 2018 at 3:04 pm

Beautiful B&W! I love the mood.

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