Friday, August 08, 2008

Skywatch Friday



Jamaica Wildlife Preserve, Jamaica, NY

I wonder why the preserve has kept this leafless tree? But I'm glad they have.
It makes for an artistic photo, no?



theteach

35 comments:

ilanadavita said...

Spooky!

MaryAnn Ashley said...

Great shot. I love it. Very interesting to have the tree (dead) against the lively, saturated sky.

Carver said...

I love the way stark bark on a leafless tree looks against the sky. Beautiful.

Kelly said...

Beautiful shot of the tree and the sky!

CaBaCuRl said...

The tree makes a really stark shape against the sky.

Tommy V said...

nice shot. dead tree makes it so cool.

Babs (Beetle) said...

Snap! I posted the same thing for my Sky Watch :O)

It's a great shot.

JennWasHere said...

What a great shot!

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Kahshe Cottager said...

It makes an interesting sculpture against that blue sky!

Have a wonderful weekend of beautiful skies!

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babooshka said...

Th estrak twisted bark against that rich blue sky is stunning.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I wish it could talk and tell me its story.

napaboaniya said...

Very often we find dead and dry trees one of the most gorgeous among fresh green ones :) This one with the clear sky above it is pretty!
Happy SkyWatch and Happy Weekend Mary {HUGS}

kjpweb said...

It's nature's art!
Cheers, Klaus

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

I'm always snapping photos of trees like this as well and that sky does offer a great backdrop for this woody tree!
Mountain Retreat

Sherry said...

Definitely artistic, and dramatic! Love the shape of the tree against the sky. Very striking.

Mo said...

cool tree in Jamaica, mon!

Carletta said...

Clear and crisp photo!
I love it - very interesting.
Great Sky Watch!

Gattina said...

Looks very special and creative with this naked branch ! I am in England for a week and enjoy the sea !

Greyscale Territory said...

Interesting tree shape against the blue of sky!

Yrsa said...

The tree really plays well with clouds!

Louise said...

Trees like that are necessary for photographers!

Suzie said...

Great pics

WillThink4Wine said...

I love the tree! It's stands after many hardships, no doubt. That alone earns it the right to remain.

I just shipped some parts to a customer in Jamaica, NY!

Larry D said...

Great photo! Very interesting.

Jim said...

Hey Mary, this is soooooo beautiful! Your old tree sets the mood for a very pretty sky view.
Happy Skywatching if you have time for more (our nephew came back from Afganistan a few months ago, enjoy visiting your). I have a pre-storm sunrise for today.
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Actually the skys are much prettier in Colorado than on Wednesday. I've posted on my Jim's Little Blog the third of probably four of our Colorado vacation, this time Telluride.
http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/search/label/Colorado%20Holiday
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Akelamalu said...

Yes it does!

storyteller said...

Wonderful capture of the sky behind this marvelous old tree ... reminding us of 'survival' against the odds. Reminds me of trees I've seen in the high country of Yosemite here on the West Coast.
Hugs and blessings,

Kimmie said...

Hey Mary!

Oh, this is a great photo! I have seen trees like this around our area here in the Western side of the state. I love how it looks against the blue sky. Very nice!

Hugs,
Kimmie

Bond said...

I love trees like that and have a few shots similar...WOnderful

Patti said...

Extremely artistic! Great photo.

Raven said...

I love old dead trees like that. They are like works of art. Beautiful photo!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Teach... I took just such a picture ths week and it will be posted at sometime... like you I think the starkness of the tree against the sky looks really good and yes I agree it makes a great picture.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Nice shot! The dead trunk is stunning with the cloudy and blue sky.

SandyCarlson said...

Our posts are similar this week, Mary! This is great.

Tink *~*~* said...

Ooo, I know, I know!

*waves hand wildly in the air like Horschack on Welcome Back, Kotter

You leave the dead trees in the wildlife preserve because osprey like to build their nests in them. An osprey might come along and see it and decide to make Jamaica Bay his/her home.

Do I get a gold star? :D

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