05 January 2011

Pole Vault


The roots of this magnificent tree in the Casino Gardens make a temporary home for some wooden poles - or perhaps they are a permanent support for the tree?

9 comments:

Ann said...

Love your images...

First time visitor...but I've already decided to be a follower:)

Kris said...

I think that I like these roots more than the people employed to look after the paths!

Julie said...

Clever title.

Kate said...

Trees are wonderful things that can often withstand some of the worst forces of nature. This is an old, noble tree!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I wonder if the strength of large trees like this gave inspiration to architects in the middle ages to build cathedrals with flying buttresses.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jilly, I love these wonderful trees! I wonder if it's the same kind you photographed near the church St. Charles recently?
In fact I have a photo as well of these trees as they impressed me so much. One day a lady in a red long dress was standing in the hole and was pretending to come out and her husband took a photo. Must be a very nice photo, I thought.
For the wooden poles I have 2 theories: 1. They protect the trees from people stepping in or 2. they are to gain soil for other little plants to grow.
On your pic it looks as if another plants grows in it. Think the leaves of the tree are much bigger?
Barbara from Germany

Halcyon said...

What an old beauty.

My best wishes to you for a wonderful 2011!

Judith said...

What kind of tree is it? Such mighty roots.

joanny said...

Jilly

I tried to leave a comment here the other day and I have no idea where it went? Strange blog land mystery.

You have a very artistic eye and a keen observer, love this tree and the angle of the dark limb, against the hint of red background and the stark gnarly gray tree trunk.. A very nice composition.

joanny

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