Tuesday, March 16, 2010


The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year,
Of wailing winds, and naked woods, and meadows brown and sear.

--William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) American poet and journalist.

Let's hope our melancholy days are over! I'm ready for spring. But as I was looking though old photos I found this one of a moss/lichen covered tree on Unaka Mountain and thought I better post it before spring arrives. It's a sad and lonely photo, but there's something compelling about that tree, its rough textures and graceful curves reaching out into the mist.


  1. I love this picture! I would buy it if you are selling!! (I have a tree theme going on in one room and looking for some more pics).

  2. Definitely my favorite shot of "the tree" so far. Love it.

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  4. I love this picture! I've told you about my thing for misty mountains... not much of that here in Ohio.

  5. Thanks for the comments!! This is similar to a previously posted photo of a nearby tree on misty Unaka (they look very similar)... http://appalachiantreks.blogspot.com/2009/03/way-of-life.html

  6. I finally had a chance to order it! Very excited! Thanks!


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