Thursday, 20 March 2008

Dead Birch

Crumbling. Dying. A casualty of Nature. Soon to rejoin the earth.

But providing nourishment to other forms of life before it gets completely absorbed by the surrounding forest.
Decay has it's own beauty.

17 comments:

Annie said...

It's true that decay has its own beauty, though sometimes we have to suspect our biases to accept that fact.

I hope your snow is on the wane. It's Spring Equinox, after all.

Luke Wiley said...

I'm sure this dead tree will provide homes for several other creatures. Great shots!
Wiley Willows Photoblog

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Interesting photos of the decaying tree.

Can't wait for spring to REALLY arrive. LOL

Lilli & Nevada said...

wow that last one is neat looks like a face with huge eyes

Old Wom Tigley said...

Nice post and what you say is so true.

rosemary said...

I used the Birch pealings to make place mats one year for Thanksgiving....even when they fall, they are useful....the bears eat the ants that live in them, the squirrels make little homes in them and they make good mulch.

Peter said...

You are so right in your statement. In this case we can clearly also see the beauty of it - however, with our eyes it may be difficult to se the beauty of all kind of decay. Maybe we should learn to look differently on certian things!

photowannabe said...

It does have its own beauty. The second shot of the fungus looks like a face.
Love your shots.
Have a wonderful Easter Ex-Shammie.

see you there! said...

What beautiful photo's. The tree looks like it could tell some stories.

Nice to meet you, I'll be back.

Darla

Sandy said...

Hmm, wouldn't have thought it but you're right. The cycle of life.

Ming the Merciless said...

Are those mushrooms on the tree trunks?

Cool photos!! Poor birch tree!

dot said...

It really is beautiful even tho it's dead. I recently took a picture of a dead tree also but a little different from yours.

Sheila said...

When they fall to the forest floor and decay, they are called 'nurse trees'. Ain't Nature grand, everything is recycled..!

madretz said...

I couldn't agree with you more.

dabrah said...

Fabulous pictures. Love the one that looks like a face.

Fizzy said...

It is beautiful to see though. And Nature is magnificent.
I can not believe that your Grandson is now 1 month old!

Kerri said...

I agreee totally!