Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Watery Wednesday


 
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The branch of this old oak tree seems to be reaching out so it can dip itself into the cool water of Lake Ella. Click and enlarge it to see the ducks! Please visit Watery Wednesday for more beautiful watery pictures!

28 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful old branch!Adorable shot!
Léia

Julie said...

This is a lovely image, Lois. I like the thought of it drinking ... and providing shelter for the ducks.

Leif Hagen said...

Wow - HUGE tree! I looks like the branch is so big and heavy it might snap off! Can you give it a little lift, Lois?

B SQUARED said...

That has to be a very old tree.

Darla said...

Great arm on the Great Oak!!

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

That tree is so fabulous looking out over the water as is he is the king of the kingdom. I'd expect him to begin talking, just like a disney movie!

Beautiful photo and I'd imagine you were enjoying the shade!

Pam said...

It looks like the perfect place for a rope swing. Nice Watery Wednesday photo, Lois.

Hyde DP said...

exquisite image - love the shadows

Jacob said...

Excellent composition, Lois. Beautiful old tree and I'm going to have to visit Lake Ella one of these days.

Is it a big lake? Are there places to hike, bike, etc.

Martha in PA said...

Beautiful!

Mine is here

Lois said...

No Jacob, it's not very big and it is right in the middle of town. Most people just walk around it for exercise or sit and watch the birds and people. There are shops nearby where you can shop and a coffee house.

Frank said...

That is a mighty healthy looking duck on the right. I take it people feed them constantly.(Just think of the fun comments you would have received Lois if you'd placed a tattoo sign on this fine old tree. That'd get everyone going.)

Lois said...

Yes Frank, people are feeding them, but I noticed a sign (which I'm posting a pic of tomorrow) trying to stop people from feeding them :( Putting a sign on the tree would have been funny, but the Tallahassee Police Dept is right next to the lake, so I don't think I would attempt that!

Tricia said...

It seems that's exactly what it's doing, taking a dip to stay cool! I didn't see the ducks until I enlarged the pic! Nice bonus

Don and Krise said...

I would have to climb out and spend some time sitting on that branch. What a great old tree. Nice shot Lois!
(Right now I could use a dip in some cool water.) ;-)

Abraham Lincoln said...

Ducks are pretty smart. They sleep in or out of the water and have sense enough to get in the shade on a hot and steamy day. I love the picture of the old tree branch hanging out there. It is very obvious to me that you have not had any snow down there for a hundred years or more. If you had, the snow load on that branch would have snapped it off like breaking a toothpick.

It kind of makes me wonder who sat down under that branch when it was a teenager?

Tell you friends. Link up. Be part of history. Abraham Lincoln

Lois said...

The only snow we ever get around here is an occasional flurry, but we did get about 2-3 inches during the week of Christmas 1989. Not enough to cause any tree branches to snap, but my kids did get to build a small snowman in the front yard! The biggest peril for trees in this area is wind from tropical storms, hurricanes, and tornadoes.

James said...

What wonderful old oak. The branch is amazing like an arm reaching out to the water.

Miranda McAfee said...

Looks like a great place to lounge with a good book.

Clueless in Boston said...

Looks like a big beautiful tree. I'm always amazed at the size of tree limbs like this that can run parallel to the ground and not crack or break off.

Karen said...

What a great photograph! I love the perspective. Looks like a lovely place to sit and read a book.

J Bar said...

I like your words that help illustrate the picture even better.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Tash said...

Great angle on the tree, leading us to the water. The ducks are so cool & know how to be cool.

magiceye said...

beautiful capture!

Hilda said...

That's just a branch?? Awesome!

JM said...

Great perspective of the tree branch! Love this shot, Lois!

Clytie said...

What a wonderful tree. I would love to climb up on that branch, and sit a while just to enjoy the beauty of the watery surroundings.

Lisa Wilson said...

Looks like a great place to climb up, sit and read a book.