Half Dead

Most days I take the back way to work, which means about a 20-mile drive on a two-lane farm road. I look at this tree every day, and have been a little sad this summer to see that most of the tree’s branches are dead.

The other morning, I pulled the car out of the garage, noticed interesting clouds in the west (the way I’d shortly be heading), and went back inside for the camera. And this is what I saw when I got to the tree.

Mallard Road and FM 1485
Hockley County, Texas
photographed 8.10.2018

Posted on August 20, 2018, in Photography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I feel sorry for the tree, because it looks like it will probably die. But it is a great photo and the tree will be memorialized here.

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    • I’ll be surprised if it survives the winter, but those old elms are tenacious and hang on for a long time – longer in many cases than the houses they were planted beside. (There’s no indigenous trees out here.) As a warning, there is a (large) chance that I’ve become a little obsessed with this tree.

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  2. Great shot … the tree doesn’t look too good though, shame

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