12.23.2009

Down By The River

Life on the edge can be tough. Particularly for trees living along the shore of a coastal river...

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Wind and water conspire and take the ground right out from under them...



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Until one day there is not enough left to support life...


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But even as bare skeletons, there is beauty in trees.



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Photos taken along the Pamlico River in Beaufort Co., NC

6 comments:

kaholly said...

Oh, yes! I spent my afternoon photographing tree textures today, too. Am visiting the Hill Country, TX and was so enthralled with the different trees compared to those in the Northeastern US and Canada. Nice shots!

swamp4me said...

kaholly,
There is something oddly compelling about tree textures, isn't there? You find yourself wanting to reach out and touch the wood.

Floridacracker said...

I love those shoreline trees with their roots exposed. Yours could be here.

swamp4me said...

FC,
This particular spot does give you a feeling of being further south. Lots of live oaks near the shore line.

jason said...

What a mesmerizing place. I love scenes like this: wooden sentinels holding the earth in place for as long as they can. These are just splendid photos!

swamp4me said...

jason,
It's a pretty park, with swamp and marsh and river all in close proximity. A great place to spend a day.