Sunday, February 26, 2012
More Than Meets the Eye
Some things can't be seen all at once, there's more than meets the eye. All the photos in this post are the same tree, much too large to capture in only a single photo.
You can't imagine how large this California sycamore, Platanus racemosa, tree is. I wish I had taken a photo of a person standing in front so you could see the comparison. The branch near the base on the left side of the tree is almost the diameter of a regular sized tree.
I love big trees, well all trees. But I admire a tree that's grown so long to get to this size, a testament to life and time. If you want to visit big trees in the United States, check American Forests Big Trees registry to locate the largest tree specimens in your area.
This specimen sits on the banks of Santa Rosa Creek at the Linn's Farmstore in Cambria, California. A photographer who lives in California, Gary Crabbe, has also taken a photo of this tree which you can see here on his site.
I took these photos on a trip to the coast years ago when I could barely walk due to back pain. I'm glad I've recovered from that time. I'm thankful that time heals and life goes on. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.