VISUAL SOMA

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the porcupine tree

One of my favorite trees on the mountain, just over the line onto the neighbor's property on top of the ridge. It's a chestnut oak that's been severely pruned by porcupines over the years. For some reason, they often target the oldest chestnut oaks — maybe they're also the sweetest? This one supplies some high-quality real estate, as well.

As long as I've admired this tree, I only noticed the rather obvious face on the north side, near the base of the tree, for the first time the other day.

the porcupine tree

One of my favorite trees on the mountain, just over the line onto the neighbor's property on top of the ridge. It's a chestnut oak that's been severely pruned by porcupines over the years. For some reason, they often target the oldest chestnut oaks — maybe they're also the sweetest? This one supplies some high-quality real estate, as well.

As long as I've admired this tree, I only noticed the rather obvious face on the north side, near the base of the tree, for the first time the other day.

comments (3)

  • Martin
  • Houston, TX
  • 9 Feb 2008, 00:52
It pulls the eyes up the tree very nicely!
  • Chris Phillips
  • 9 Feb 2008, 06:42
This is a good solid winter shot Dave
  • Astrid
  • The Netherlands
  • 9 Feb 2008, 13:51
Very well spotted and captured, love the 'faded' colors in the back (what part of Pennsylvania do you live, I've been living in Hatfield, near Souderton aug. '75-'76)
Dave Bonta: Hi Astrid. Thanks for stopping by. I live 30 miles SW of the geographic center of the state. See our family website, http://plummershollow.wordpress.com

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