Friday, November 18, 2005

Photo Friday: Imperfection

The ideal tree in people's minds is tall straight and strong. Many trees in North Carolina's outer banks, particularly myrtles and yews, grow gnarled and more sideways than up due to the constant onshore winds of the Atlantic.

Not the ideal, but it has helped generations of trees thrive in the harsh climate. This photo is my entry in today's Photo Friday challenge to depict "imperfection." Could have saved some time and just posted a picture of myself, but that's another story.


Jeff said...

I think I like this better than if it was a perfectly formed tree. And yes, I too could have been an example, though not as attractive!

Caryn said...

Great tree. It's so distinctive and interesting!