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A Special Tree – 07.03.2011

I definitely have an affinity for shooting cool looking trees. Especially ones that seem to stand alone in the middle of open land. Something about them appeals to my senses.

This tree, however, has a somewhat more interesting story. We were at North Park in Pittsburgh for a horse show a few weeks ago and early in the day I saw this tree and decided that when we had time later, I would take some photos of it. When the time came, and I took a closer look at this tree something somewhat odd showed itself. The tree was, at one time, some variety of apple tree. However, when I got up close to it (thankfully not TOO close), I found that it had been nearly completely overtaken by poison ivy. Every leaf that you see in this image is poison ivy. The main vine running up the tree was HUGE. It was no wonder then that the park maintenance crews have left the grass growing long underneath it! 🙂

Regardless of its obvious danger, it still made for a beautiful scene, and I’m always glad when an image also has a story behind it!

  1. July 3, 2011 at 11:32 am

    what kinna poisn ivy ?

    • jamisonphoto
      July 3, 2011 at 12:59 pm

      I was unaware that there are different kinds. So, that being said…I have no idea! LOL!

  2. Space
    July 3, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Wow….that contitutes a different perspective on “poison apples”! Aye?

    Maybe that is the same same famed tree of sorts that The all incredible Eve felt inclined to taste. She then had a kind of shroom trip. “OMG!! Am I naked or what!!?? Whats up with my 70’s bush?? Wait…what the hell is the 70’s??!!! Adam!!! Adam!!! Come try this shitzaaa!”

    Lucky for those two, Jesus hadn’t aspired to be a savior yet, he was into being a fashion designer in those days,and had just opened a clothing store down past the garden. Fig leafs, and pelts became the hot new trend.

    Anywho…. Great pic!!
    The moral? Stay away from trunks with strange growth! Lol

    • jamisonphoto
      July 3, 2011 at 1:00 pm

      LOL! More great ‘Space Interpretation’! I love it!

      Thanks man!

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