Friday, December 19, 2014

Joshua Tree Down

As I looked outside today, I noticed a once-tall Joshua tree lying on the ground.  No longer will my photos be able to feature its interesting shape.  It was my go-to foreground for all sky shots:






I don't know what caused the tree to topple over.  Maybe the recent rainfall was too much for it to handle.  In any case, this is the scene that greeted me this morning:


It's a sad day indeed.  Joshua trees grow super slowly, so even if another Joshua tree were to grow in its place, it would not reach those heights in my lifetime. 

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Thanks for trees.

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4 comments:

  1. I'm always saddened by the loss of a tree. You have some lovely photos to remember the tree that has now left a hole in the sky.

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  2. Oh, that is sad. And I did not know that's what a Joshua tree looks like. I'm sure you will find a new spot to take your beautiful sky shots, though.

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  3. Oh no, how sad!! I find Joshua Trees always a bit odd, surreal trees. I "knew" them from the famous U2 album cover (I loved U2 in the 80's and 90's) but actually thought it was something fake. Only later in life I found out they where real and just a few years ago saw them in real life for myself! I hope you'll find another ankerpoint for your beautiful picture. Otherwise, plant a new (fast growing) tree so we can see its growth in your pictures....

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  4. Joshua trees are so unique in their shape. I am sorry you lost it. We've lost a few trees in our track this year -- and 2 of them on our street but it was from the Santa Ana winds. It is great you have so many nice pictures that include it.

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