Monday, April 18, 2011

Stumped


What's left behind
London, ON, March 2009
About this photo: Thematic is letting treedom ring this week, and you can, too. If none of this makes any sense - or even if it does - just go here.
I always feel a little melancholy whenever I see a stump, especially one that formerly supported a huge tree. I get the whole circle-of-life thing, that nothing lives forever and at some point it makes decent sense for Mother Nature to simply move on. But nothing takes away from the forlorn feel of a cut-off stump. It makes you wonder what once was, and whether we're doing enough to replace what we've lost.

I live in a city that somewhat ironically calls itself The Forest City. Yet time and again, I look around stumps like this and see no new trees being planted to take their place.

I guess the circle is waiting to be completed.

Your turn: What are the first three words that come to mind when you initially see this photo?

9 comments:

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Aged, historical, wise.

fredamans said...

age, strength, solidarity

Ankita (Gg) said...

oh, a, stump.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Here's a somewhat more hopeful stump, Carmi. (See last pic.)
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~Cathy~ said...

timeless, rugged, resting spot...

Titanium said...

Elephant's eyes: sad

Tom said...

Who planted it?

Tom said...

Who planted it

Joan Barleycorn said...

Gnarled. Elephant. Eye