Thursday, October 27, 2011

Whisky Hill Tree

A friend sent me this picture of a spooky tree from the backroads of Silicon Valley. There's something both majestic and terrifying about trees – they look like gnarled hands reaching up from the earth. Repeated viewings of Poltergeist and Evil Dead as a youngster probably added to my fear/fascination of trees. The ancient Druids were onto something when they worshipped amongst these trees. Many believe that trees are sacred and hold a powerful spiritual presence or power. Even in our modern society, trees continue to capture the imagination.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent picture. The tree looks as if it is waiting for someone to pass by so it can reach down and grasp them with its gnarled finger. I agree trees have an ethereal beauty than is hard to describe. It is no wonder they become objects of reverence.