Thursday, March 6, 2008

Sky Watch Friday - The Hanging Tree

This tree sits in a field not far from my home. I pass it frequently when I’m going out for the day. When I first saw it last summer it reminded me of the “hanging trees” in the old westerns I watched growing up as a child. Last Sunday as I returned home from the drive I’ve been sharing about all week; I decided to stop and finally photograph it. It was late afternoon and the shadows against the sky seemed to make it more eerie looking than normal. It stands in a field that is pretty much void of any other vegetation so I have to wonder why the farmer left it standing; but, I suppose I would miss it if it were gone. For now, it continues to stand - its branches pointing up out of despair reaching toward the beautiful blue sky.

25 comments:

Autumn said...

I love seeing lone tress like that one. Your right about it looking like something from the old west. Great photo!

chanpheng said...

Really does look like a character out of a wild West movie. I looked around at some of your other entries - your blog is interesting! It's an area of the world I don't know much about.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Hi Carletta
What a great tree this is.. it must mean something if the farmers as left it be all this time.
The sky is stunning to set the tree against.

All the best
Tom

Tara said...

I love the starkness of it against the sky--grreat!

Anne-Berit said...

With the music it send me right in to a Clint Easwood movie.Very good photo:o)

fireflynights said...

It's great that you take the time to stop and photograph things you see along the way. I've enjoyed the photos in your last few blog entries. Too many people, me included, often drive past great photo opportunities because it's too much trouble to stop. There are great photo ops everywhere in West Va.

If you haven't already seen them, you might like Jim Clark's books on West Va. He's a good nature photographer. I have West Virginia: The Allegheny Highlands but not his other book, Mountain Memories.

quintarantino said...

Even if the tree seems so lonely, I guess she can always get the news from the passing clouds :)
This is a very nice photo.

Liked the photo on the header also.

SandyCarlson said...

That tree wants to tell stories! Great photo.

Deslilas said...

Good match with subject, your pic and the music from this old and good movie.

Daniel J Santos said...

Great composition, beautiful image.

Daryl E said...

Its not so lonely ..its got all of us looking at it now! Nice photo!

fishing guy said...

Carletta: I remember those westerns. You really got a complete show at the theater. Many an outlaw has found his demise there.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Very nice photo

Carole said...

I love bare trees. They are so interesting, and this one is just wonderful against that sky.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Nice photo!! I have to say the same as Anne-Berit. Looks like a Clint Eastwood- movie when you listen to the music at the same time:)

Carla said...

Interesting photo! And I like your blog also. I'll be back. :-)

Petunia said...

Nice shot!

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

A song of sky!

Beautiful post1

Santilli

Misty Dawn said...

Neat shot! I love the photo in your header too!

Paulie said...

I have melancholy thoughts about that! The tree looks so lonely and yet its silhouette against that blue sky is so beautiful.

Rue said...

Hi Carletta! Thank you so much for stopping by :) I'm glad I started out ok on my first post, because I sat here for twenty minutes, then got up, then sat there, and then finally just said "what the hay" and wrote something. LOL Anyway thank you for making my day!
Rue

Yolanda said...

I love this shot. It gives such a perspective to the shot.

Lana G! said...

Looks like a scene from a western. Love the starkness of it!

'JoAnn's-Digital-Eyes'NL said...

hey Carletta,
I like your sky and also you beautiful name!

PLease visit my Skywatch
Have a good weekend
Greetings from JoAnn (Holland)

Travis said...

I love seeing trees bare and along. You can capture the true form of them. Very nice photo. I love the blue sky behind. Very nice.