Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Header Competition # 4

It is time again to change the header. Mac, Tom, Darla and I have a little contest to show a new theme header each week. Go to the other sites to see their interpretation of Darla's suggestion of Tree Bark. My dog passed a while back so I couldn't get him barking at a tree. So I chose the above shot instead. This is Birch Tree bark in both old and new stages with a Mourning Dove in the branches. It is a fun challenge. We are keeping it small limited to just to this group.


I went out to a park and took some photos of the mighty Sycamore Tree that had been through some wind storms. This branch was so interesting to me. It was like the ghost of the tree was speaking to me.
They are large trees and it was fun to shoot the bark through into the sky. They have sustained a lot of wind damage but produce new growth each year.
I do hope you enjoyed the tree bark challenge.

23 comments:

Darla said...

Gorgeous photo......geez, will I be handing you the shield?

imac said...

Nice one Tom, But who is going to win?.lol

Gaelyn said...

That's not a dog barking in that beautiful birch tree. Surely you need glasses Tom. ;-)
I love the theme and am sure I have loads of bark pics in my files.
Need to check out what the others did.

Tom said...

Sorry I late my friend.... love this.... but I am sorry my vote goes to Darla again... I like the coloure textures and markings she as on hers.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The last picture is really neat.I like this angle.
Blessings,Ruth

Becca's Dirt said...

great photo.

Sandi McBride said...

The last picture made me catch my breath...the startling blue of the sky with the grey arrow of tree pointed at its heart...I love it!
Sandi

Tina said...

Nice post, love the idea of another meme contest..good luck!

Darla said...

Well, with my chin tucked under, I vote for you...my dear friend...

Darla said...

Okay and with that said...I was just getting ready to turn in for the night and got hit in the head with a ton of bricks....soooooo sorry that you had to be away for a funeral Tom. Please forgive me for not being more considerate...I know it's early to turn in, our ninth grader catches the bus at 5:58 A.M. I have to have at least two cups of coffee before I take her to the bus stop..Thinking of you!

wenn said...

wow..beautiful shot..

Melissa B. said...

I really love these shots...and the header, too!

Tom said...

Thomas my friend I never realised where you had to go today.... Darla's comment is so true we could have been more conciderate..

Pietro said...

Very fine compositions with the branches, Tom. I like so much the header too.

Gattina said...

I love the first one with the little blown up bird, lol !

Luke said...

Trees truly stay beautiful year around!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful and lovely shots !! Great post..Unseen Rajasthan

JOE TODD said...

Like your header and like photos of trees. Have a great one.

Kcalpesh said...

Even though dry, the tree's got some sort of beauty of it's own. Nicely shot! Header image is fabulous!

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Lawstude said...

i love the header. it's great.

Tipper said...

Neat pics of the tree-I like it when trees 'speak' to me.

Tricia said...

I'm sorry about your dog passing away, but that sky in the 2nd shot is AWESOME! love it

Grace OLsson said...

nice trees and great shots....do u see the skies behind the trees???????excellent..have a nice friday