Being the tree lover that I am, I even love the big old massive half-dead trees. They have an interest beyond the beauty of a new, perfectly shaped, straight tree with a perfect trunk and no roots in sight.
This week, while driving down the lane that brings you to our cul-de-sac, I decided to take photos of these big tree trunks. If you don't take the time to really look at them, you don't see the interest and the beauty they provide. There must be little creatures that live or visit under these trunks and around the roots ~ squirrels... chipmunks... birds... definitely insects... In the Spring, small green shoots of foliage will appear around these roots.
I think these big tree trunks with their mangled roots are beautiful. I drive past them everytime I leave my house. They are on an embankment all along the lane at the base of the woods, and being at eye-level you can't miss them. To appreciate their beauty, you have to look beyond the brown and grey drabness of their winter coats.