Sunday, May 16, 2010

The Trees of Beaufort

The photographic tour of my trip to Beaufort, SC continues. This post is on the beautiful tress of the low country especially the oaks and palms.

Palm trees are magnificent sculptures and provide intriguing shapes against the background of the blue sky
or marsh. (I am assuming the photo below is of a future palm tree of some type:)
The textures of the bark are especially interesting, some smooth
some whittled
Large stately trees dot the landscape and adorn the streets and yards throughout the islands...





Moss drapes from many of the trees
with a rich and elegant flare
Tree shapes can be especially interesting in this low country town
Branches extend in all directions
and twist and turn
Bark shows evidence of past events giving this tree an interesting character
My favorite is this beautifully shaped reminder of times past. You can almost hear the laughter of children as they climb over and under its branches.
Of course, trees at sunset are especially captivatingas they look out over the marsh

and the last rays of sun peak through the moss
as the day closes once more

4 comments:

Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

Oh those trees are amazing. That last photo is stunning!

Thanks for visiting my blog and have fun cheering for the Flyers. Montreal certainly has to pull up their socks ~ they must have been sleeping the first game!

Karen

The Victorian Parlor said...

This is gorgeous!!!

Blessings,

Kim

Eastlake Victorian said...

These trees are gorgeous! I'm not used to seeing palm trees, or such twisted trees with the moss hanging down. It's like a magical world! Thanks you so much for posting these!

-Pam

La Petite Gallery said...

These are trees for painting.. Thanks for this lovely display.

Enjoy the weather!!!

YVONNE