About Face (3)

An old friend has fallen. I have enjoyed finding what look like faces in nature for many years and I have posted some of them in the past. I included one of my favorites, formed by old scars in the trunk of a Bradford pear in a small park nearby, in a post I did back in January 2012 (here).  On a walk to one of our local stores yesterday, I noted with considerable sadness that strong winds in a recent storm had toppled it and that the city had started to dismember it to remove it. I didn’t have my usual camera with me, but I had to preserve memories of the many times I’ve smiled back as I passed it by with a few photos with my phone. Rest assured that you will not be forgotten, my old friend.

PearFace 05-20-14-APearFace 05-20-14-BPearFace 05-20-14-C

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12 Responses to About Face (3)

  1. Adrian Lewis says:

    Gary, I know the sadness you’re feeling here. Adrian

    • krikitarts says:

      I knew you’d understand, Adrian. I remember very well your lamenting the loss of some of yours following the recent floods. Thanks for the kind words.

  2. RobynG says:

    It is never easy to lose a tree! Sorry to hear this one didn’t make it. Your post title is quite clever so it appears you are making the best of the situation! Best, Robyn

    • krikitarts says:

      Thank you, Robyn–I had the idea for the title a couple of years ago and will be adding others that I’ve run across in the course of my travels. Yes, some trees are really special.

  3. That is sad :( At least you have some great images of it.

    • krikitarts says:

      One of the reasons I love this medium so is its ability to transport us back in time as if by magic. I’ve had the feeling, through the years, that some trees have spirits, of a sort. This felt like one of them.

  4. Vicki says:

    I know exactly how you feel Gary.

    I also feel sad when ‘old friends’ in the area disappear or topple over in the high winds. Hopefully, it will be replaced some time soon by the local authorities.

  5. Meanderer says:

    How sad. What a characterful old tree.

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