Sunday, February 27, 2011

Tree Poetry

My travel across the island of Jamaica put me in touch with some of the most beautiful trees I have ever seen.  Some of these trees have seen more history than I can imagine. Their scars and growth patterns are breathtaking. Their determination to grow in spite of any weather challenge makes me think of the resilience of the people of Jamaica.  Maybe there is something in the soil.




This tree is called the 'dreadlock' tree because of the growth pattern of the roots.


The netting on this tree is magnificent.


I am married to that tree-hugger in the blue shirt (click on the photo for a better view).  
That tree is really amazing and makes me feel very safe.

12 comments:

Brian Miller said...

those are such cool trees esp that last one! marvelous...i hug trees too...

Hilary said...

They're truly magnificent and quite different from anything seen around here. Beauties, one and all.

Pauline said...

Doesn't plant diversity just amaze you? I love trees but this is the first time I am meeting the ones you made an acquaintance with.

Monkey Man said...

You captured some great images here. Trees are a wonder and a banner for persistence.

Celia said...

Really interesting tree pictures, especially that last one, it looks so stable and well attached to mother earth.

Beverly said...

That sure is a gorgeous tree....

slommler said...

Wow!!! Beautiful!!
Hugs
SueAnn

Dave King said...

Yup, even in two dimensions they are breath-taking!

Granny Annie said...

Perfect title to this post. I would expect that first tree to start talkng.

Leah J. Utas said...

Those are magnificent.

One Woman's Journey said...

Beautiful - so pleased you captured these images to share.

Angie said...

Aaaaamazing!!