Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Ancient Olive Tree

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41 comments:

Shannon said...

Totally in love! I could decorate my whole house with Robin originals! You are so very talented, with the camera and the computer.

kaye said...

what a tree! I think olive trees are very fascinating--I agree with Shannon, I could hang some Robin Originals myself.

Dina said...

It looks as if your photo itself is from a long-gone time, a time of mists.
Many faces seems to be peering out of the living trunk.

Mojo said...

Straight out of The Wizard of Oz! Awesome shot Robin!

Mommy Lisa said...

Really fantastic photo.

moorebloglife said...

what a great old tree, mother nature certainly gives us amazing treasures!

Dimple said...

I love that tree, it's so gnarly and old.

dianne - bunny trails said...

What an amazing tree. It would be very fascinating to just walk around, viewing different parts and angles. Great shot, Robin! :D

Yaelian said...

What a beautiful shot of a beautiful,ancient tree! While living in the north,we had plenty of those around ,and they look amazing!

quilly said...

This tree has a fairy tale quality to it. I expect a troll lives in it's roots.

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

Kind of ironic how its bark is pitted ;) I love olives. I wish we had planted some 20 years ago when we moved here.

Stan said...

We both did trees this week. Yours is misty and mysterious, mine is bright and sunny.

BK said...

It certainly seems to have gone through years of trials and tribulations.

The OmniCouple said...

What a beautiful tree and photo! The colors in the photo are so beautiful. I love those shades of green and purple.

Ms. Latina said...

What a beautiful tree!!! It looks like it belongs in a storybook, love it!

Lynda said...

Beautiful picture!

moneythoughts said...

I agree with much that has already been said, so what is left to say? I don't see olive trees in Cincinnati. I love the remark about the trunk being pitted.

Allison said...

What a great picture! I didn't even know what an olive tree looked like. Looks kind of spooky! ;)

breezehillfarm said...

Is she just magnificent!!! Thanks for sharing. - MaLinda

Auntie E said...

Robin, I love olive wood. Have several things made for the olive trees. Love to see there are still some old hardy ones around. Happy WW

maryt/theteach said...

I love this unusual tree and the old look of the photo! Good job! I'm back posting for Wordless Wednesday! :)

catsynth said...

Very impressive old tree. It must have seen a lot of history as all those knots and curves were forming.

I really like the texture, and the soft background.

Calico Crazy said...

There is such an other worldly feel about this photo. The tangle of the branches combined with the fog and the little rock wall are simply too enchanting. ~ Calico Contemplations

Liz said...

Lovely! It really does look wise and ancient, and I like the misty quality to the shot.

Janet said...

I heard this morning on NPR about damage to olive trees in Israel...this one is just gorgeous and safe, I hope!

storyteller said...

Mysterious and marvelous view of this wonderful old tree ;-)
Hugs and blessings,
My Wordless Wednesday

The Accessory Lady said...

Wow! Beautiful. So nostalgic. :-)

Beth F said...

That is just stunning! I'm wordless.

Ayie said...

It looks ancient, speaks of its age!

happy WW!

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Jew Wishes said...

This is absolutely breathtaking! What a wonderful capture of mood, emotion and beauty.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

It looks wonderfully old and gnarly!

Daryl said...

What did you do to that photo, it looks like an illustration, a pen/ink illustration I LOVE IT

Susan Anderson said...

Gorgeous tree! I'm up as well. I had no idea olives grew on trees.

Susan Anderson said...

Gorgeous tree! I'm up as well. I had no idea olives grew on trees.

WackyMummy said...

This is the first olive tree I've noticed... I'm sure I've seen them before on tv or photos, but yours is pretty cool. What are all those holes?

If you swing by my blog you'll see something "special" in my tree.

http://wackymummy.blogspot.com

SandyCarlson said...

I love what you did here. There seem to be human forms trapped inside that tree and attempting to dance. So beautiful. Amazing.

The Motherboard said...

That is a great photo!

Happy WW!

daylily777 said...

Beautiful ancient tree.Wonderful photo.
Blessings,
~Myrna

Lucy said...

Very cool photo. I wonder how old it actually is. I have this tree thing.

Ellie Vellie said...

I can see some ancient gods playing around this one. The tree is a beauty and remembers a lot. I really like the mystical tone!

Maribeth said...

That is a magnificent tree. And I love he atmosphere the cloudiness creates.