Friday, April 27, 2012
Farm Scenes, Sycamores & A Bone Tree
For me, this photo captures the essence of the farm life. You have some mowed grass, some tall grass, decorative or fruit trees nearby along with an old clothes line for drying clothes, lots of graveled or two track dirt paths leading this way and that, all of which is surrounded by farm fields. I could sit on a lawn swing looking out over this landscape for long periods of time and have.
If I had to pick a favorite tree, I guess I would choose a sycamore. The bone whiteness of its upper branches, green leaves and blue skies always produces such a pleasing contrast to my partially colorblind eyes. Spending time underneath a sycamores shade, a more complete shade than almost any other tree, is extremely soothing with a light breeze that causes the leaves to rustle. I can spend long periods of time laying in the grass looking up through the tree and have.
This bone tree grows down on the family farm and the calcified bone deposits seem to get larger every year. Some of the deer sheds represent flattened implement tires and others simply represent a walk that was briefly interrupted by something white glinting in the distance. This bone tree is only ten years old and I often wonder what it would look like if it was started during my childhood. Perhaps it might now be more bone than tree.