Friday, July 8, 2011

hollowed maple trunk

hollowed maple trunk – 
halo of sunlight pierces
the dark cavity

The trunk of this Silver Maple is completely hollow from base to the jagged edge of one limb that has fallen off, letting light stream in from top to bottom. I can easily step inside the cavity and look out the "window" left by another amputated limb. It's amazing how a tree can keep on growing when its insides are gone, but even the gnarled lichen-covered bark is sprouting new leaves below a lopped off limb.

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