Monday, April 6, 2009

Twisted pine tree

25 comments:

Joan Elizabeth said...

Makes we wonder how ever it got to be that shape.

Olivier said...

voila un arbre qui nous salut bien bas ;o) il est vraiment impressionnant dans cette posture.
a tree veiled which we very low greeting ;o) it is really impressive in this position.

Tanya said...

Wow, it just twisted itself right over the fence!

brattcat said...

What a graceful arc. It looks as if it is yearning.

valeria said...

Jm, thank you. It's a really sad day for Italy.

Cezar and Léia said...

I don't know where it ends, but I can imagine a kind of story like "John and the foot of beans"...
Beautiful picture!What a perfect weather in Oeiras!!!
Kind Regards
Léia

Kate said...

Nature always impresses me with its tenacity to survive. Looks like this branch is determined to do just that, twisted or not!!

Sharon said...

It looks like it grows in a windy area. The wind causing it to bend quite alot.

Babzy said...

i think it needs a doc to straighten it up ;)i'm kidding !beautiful shot !

willow said...

We had a huge old maple tree that was bent and tied down when it was a sapling by Native Americans. We were sad when a storm finally brought it down.

april said...

a tree like an animal, a snake perhaps.

Marc said...

It looks like it's tired and is having a rest.

m_m said...

It looks like in the pain...

cieldequimper said...

They do adapt so well!

Jacob said...

This picture gives a new twist to an old story - the one about the pine tree that didn't drink enough water when it was young.

You remember.

Great shot!

joo said...

Is impressive. Great photo!

Per Stromsjo said...

Ouch! Looks like seven difficult years and a fair deal of flexibility.

Come to think of it, this might be just the kind of spirit to look for while recruiting a new head coach for a national football team! ;)

Lois said...

What an interesting shot!

gogouci said...

Nature sure does create odd shapes.

the donG said...

that's oddly twisted pine tree.

Virginia said...

That's not like our southern pines! I'll have to email you a photo of ours. YOurs is much more limber! HA

Pam said...

I always enjoy how unique nature is in its beauty.

magicpolaroid said...

go, go fab. tree! nice shot!

humanobserver said...

What a dramatic shape !

CathM said...

Now this is what you call a tree with a mind of its own :)