This is a second article on our recent trip across the Canadian prairies, through the Rocky Mountains and a sojourn in the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia.
Sometimes you can’t see the forest for the tress and sometimes you can’t see the tree for the bark. I hope you enjoy these examples of the beauty of looking and touching trees up close and personal.
Click on any image for a more detailed view. All photos copyright Rod Sprange
Too bad some needed to leave their own mark on this beauty. For the record, I’m not really into tattoos and tree carvings.
The variety in creation astounds me. So much beauty and individualism in the collective surrounding us. We can find the same species and notice subtle differences. Can our observations of the beauty in the fine-print of nature help us to see the beauty in the fine-print of each individual we meet – even that annoying person trying to push me further in the check-out line with their cart…deep breath, patience and think of the bark rather than doing it!
Next time – the wonders of the desert.