Friday, July 23, 2010

Bark Art in the Park

God writes the gospel not in the Bible alone, but on trees and flowers and clouds and stars. ~Martin Luther


this trees story is 100 years old. (click to enlarge and study the story and art)


It is my opinion there is no better art than the art in bark, I love trees and the patterns


when I stand and gaze at His work, I find myself awestruck at His creation.



Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving: sing praise upon the harp unto our God. Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepares rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.
Psalms 147: 7-8

17 comments:

CambridgeLady said...

The greatest artists in the world cannot create anything more beautiful than our natural world. Lovely pictures :)

Snapper II said...

Great blog. I love the grain in wood especialy weathered wood. Bark grains also. The pics you have done showing old weatered hands of the elderly.

Lucy said...

That almost looks like a tree I saw in Lancaster, Pa. It was old and ruggedy and had a heart in it's bark. Nature is indeed amazing.

Madeline said...

The intricate patterns are amazing. No one can out do our Creator in making our world beautiful. Great blog!

Sunny said...

There is so much beauty in things we take for granted.
Wishing you a lovely weekend.
☼ Sunny

Catherine said...

That weathered tree has withstood a lot - I think it is inspirational as well as beautiful. Great shot - attention to detail.

Scott said...

Now I know why I'm drawn to these old weathered trees whether dead or alive. Great post.

Judy Prosseda said...

Great shots of MY tree!!!

Scott said...

It's me again, after reading your comment on my Phun Phriday! post. Do you have Photoshop or Photoshop elements. If you do, that process is really quite simple. If you're interested let me know. I could do a post on how I did that.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Bark Art, huh????? And you aren't talking about your two dogs????? ha ha ha..... Those are some neat pictures of that old tree....

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

DawnTreader said...

You're right, old trees do have an artistic beauty in themselves. After my visit to that museum of wood sculptures though I can't help wondering a little what animals Uno would have seen "hidden" in that tree trunk...

Kilauea Poetry said...

I couldn't agree more..love the quotes and verse!! I just love trees and they are so symbolic of man as far as scriptures I think! They are rich with history. I used to climb our old umbrella tree in the front our house growing up! I loved it- A terrific post with a delightful series- many look like faces and eyes. I enjoy the roots and shadows too..hope you have a great weekend Sandra. (I still can't shake Ginny's fairy's on those glass balls from my head) wasn't that classic? (lol)-

Ginny said...

A heart, this tree has a heart on it! It looks very old and wonderful! I love the quotes

KleinsteMotte said...

To stand next to a tree is always an awesome feeling for me. I wish trees could tell us their stories for they surely see lot.Beautilul pics.

Picturit said...

Trees have seen so much history. There is a piece of redwood in The Natural History museum in London that pre dates the birth of christ. They have markers pointing to times in history such as the building of the pyramids and when Darwin wrote the Origin of Species, etc... Fascinating when you think about it see linkhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HI1CIUqJc6s

George said...

You do a wonderful job of capturing and presenting the beauty of God's world. You have a real gift and I'm thankful you share it with us.

SquirrelQueen said...

This is a fantastic tree, just look at all of the patterns. I do see the heart!

I was at the park yesterday and guess what I took photos of? Yep, tree bark! Great minds do think alike. We really have to go on a photo safari together someday!