Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Tree from the Dawn of Time


Almost 5,000 years ago, this scots pine was part of a mighty forest in Stone Age Ireland. Then it tumbled over and was preserved to this day by the local peat bog. I love its swirling ripples. They make you want to stroke it, which of course I did.
Photo: Profoundly Superficial

4 comments:

la dolce vita said...

Beautiful!! You really captured the Dawn of Time here! Your image of this tree tells it all....you can sense the power of nature and the antiquity of Ireland through its black hole!

Profoundly Superficial said...

Thank you!

Diana said...

Amazing!

Susan said...

How beautiful - reminds me of the wings of an owl. Coincidentally, I recently saw a table which was carved to look just like this. Am going to search for the photographs now...