Monday, 23 April 2012

The tree of life

old tree
I've noticed this tree several times, on the walk from Beaulieu sur Mer to St Jean in Cap Ferrat, just past David Niven's old house (previously owned by Charlie Chaplin). It's in quite a shaded spot, which rarely gets the sun, so it can be tricky to capture the full textures and colours of its withered old bark on camera, but this shot is not too bad. I often wonder how old it is, and who has walked past it over the years.

1 comment:

  1. The concept of the tree of life presents itself to us constantly if we pay attention. From the Prince's Pillar at Rosslyn and the thorn tree at Dunfermline Abbey to the stone marking the Eildon tree at Melrose it takes many forms. this image captures perfectly the idea of the tree as languid recorder of that which passes through the conduit bark of time.

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