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. 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.


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