Monday, April 12, 2010

Putting down roots

 
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The roots of an oak tree near the sidewalk next to the Civic Center near downtown Tallahassee. I like the way the light and shadows looked in this picture.

19 comments:

Denise said...

I love looking at old trees too. They have so much character in them. Lovely photo!

Leif Hagen said...

Lois, I think you got to the root of the problem!

Ms. Moon said...

Our trees and the way they filter light are endlessly photogenic, aren't they?

Sunny said...

It looks like the trees has toes dug into the earth. Great picture!
Sunny :)

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

I like the shadow play here too! Looks cool!

Jacob said...

Yes, indeedy...it's a nice study of light and shadow. Those roots might end up being a problem for that sidewalk, though! In south Florida the ficus tree roots tear up everything in sight!

Hilda said...

And I love big, old tree roots. I find them very comforting.

Small City Scenes said...

The mighty Oak. Yes indeed. I love old trees and that root ststem is great. MB

B SQUARED said...

Looks like a giant foot.

Halcyon said...

The light and shadows are great. It's always about the light!

James said...

This is great. I love taking pictures of interesting roots.

Clytie said...

I agree with several others ... it looks like a giant foot. Maybe a prehistoric bird, talons dug into the earth. Love it!

Louis la Vache said...

It looks a little vulnerable to being uprooted in a storm...

Mo said...

If only trees could talk. This one would no doubt have some very interesting stories

Julie said...

Me too, the light and the shadows and the gnarledness (?) and the moss. Quite gorgeous.

Rambling Round said...

Lois, I think you just exposed some big roots! LOL

Don and Krise said...

I grew up with a number of large oaks in our yard. The have such a strength about them. Great shot Lois.

VP said...

Light and shadow make for an excellent contrast and an amzing clearness of this beautiful image.

JM said...

Big roots are a major problem here because they destroy the cobblestoned pavements, but I love them.