Monday, November 17, 2008

Oddshots Monday > Up A Tree


I climb this arbutus tree once a month or so, just because I can. Arbutus lose their bark naturally as they grow and the bare wood feels amazing under hand as you scale the branches. The photo was made from the place where I usually stop which is about 40-50 feet up. Any higher would make Mrs. Snapper nervous. I don't usually stay too long because there's no comfortable perch at that height but there's a nice crook to rest in on the way down so sometimes I hang out there for a while. I have seen eagles from this tree and maybe someday one will cruise right over my head, just above the treetops.

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Today, GDP topped 4000 visitors and I'd like to thank everyone who has stopped by and especially those who've taken the time to leave a comment. Much appreciated.

17 comments:

Aileni said...

Makes a really impressive monochrome.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

You must be quite agile to climb this. ;-) Neat shot.

Snapper said...

EG, my wife says (and I'm paraphrasing here) that I "move pretty good for an old guy". Ha! I'm only 56 so I figure I've got quite a few more tree climbing years left in me.

~Just Me~ said...

Lol @what you said about moving pretty good. I could never climb a tree lol. Great shot!

Catherine said...

Your like a young kid watching without being seen. Or a cat.
You made a great picture from your observation tower.
Thanks for sharing your secret.

Catherine said...

Read "You're" and not "your", of course. That's what happens when one doesn't read again after writing : )

dot said...

Your tree is unusual looking to me and I like the view but I'll leave the climbing to someone else.

Z said...

I can't remember ever climbing a tree, so I'm impressed, old man! :-) I'd be up there too, if I had the confidence.

Ioanna said...

I like this photo! I like your blog actualy! Greetings from Greece! :)

Darla said...

Wow, you are brave! The view is amazing huh? Just looking around at the black and white photos, not participating though.

Barbara Rahal said...

Wow 56 and you climb trees, you are my hero, Im just 34 soon 35 and well Im pretty active but have not climb trees lately and doubt I will soon...great shot and I imagine how amazing must be just to rest there and enjoy!! lovely thanks for sharing!!!

babooshka said...

56 years young! I like the fcat you climb the tree once a month. Surely that's a sane thing to do! It's my knid of odd mono but the tree does look like, it's as we say, here"flicking the v's." Translation sticking two fingers up at the world.

Bob Crowe said...

When I first glanced at the thumbnail I thought this might be a rack of antlers. Which made me think of Sarah Palin. Which made me uncomfortable.

Apparently I'm just two years older than you but I would as soon climb a tree as swim across the Mississippi. My loss, perhaps.

Many thousands more visitors to come. Your work is worth the attention.

Eric Salsbery said...

Thanks for stopping by today and leaving your comments.
I love your blog and stop by daily. Keep up the great work and congrats on the 4K visitors.

Hilda said...

It looks quite naked without its bark!

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sbuser said...

Congrats on the the 4000 visitor mark. Love the tree shot. I have tried a bunch of time for tree shot and found it hard to make them interesting,. Looks like I should have climbed higher.

Digital Polaroids said...

Oddest than the picture itself is ...where were you to take it??