Perhaps it is inevitable that my attention in winter would be drawn to the barren trees, devoid of distracting leaves and even branches, the trunks of trees quite bare, revealing, simply, bark. I decided to bear witness to those that share the spaces I occupy in my daily life. Here they are, their varied beauty, a story recorded, yet untold, in each, logged and duly admired.











I hope you enjoyed this lovely journey.

Love and end of winter blessings,
Kathryn xoxo

Book News: Interested readers will find an excerpt from Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom from the Garden in the spring issue of the Maine art quarterly Stone Voices, and also in next issue of GreenWoman Magazine!

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12 Responses to “Bark”

  1. Wow! Spectacular! I love bark, as well. It’s always held its own beauty and mystic- the varied colors, textures, knots- all holding their own stories. Lovely post, mom!

    Love you,

  2. Thanks, Antonia! It was a fun post to shoot! Glad you like it! Love, Mom xoxo

  3. Identifications please? some look familiar but I don’t know western species and anything ordimental may or may not be familiar as you are in another zone. Great pictures. I planted river birtch in the front to have something beautiful to look at in winter. Their bark is spectacular.
    cousin Julie

  4. As usual, kathryn, enjoy your very unique perspective (& photos). TY!!

  5. Julie, I know a few of them, but I was really focused on how they looked and the stories they told me. The really skinny one is an ancient cherry tree. The last one is a very very old bay laurel. There might be a maple in there. That’s probably as much IDing as is gonna happen here. 🙂 I don’t know river birch, but glad you have to watch. Love, Kathryn xoxo

  6. You are so observant and such a terrific photographer. Really enjoy!

  7. Hi, Marlene, Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed! Kathryn xoxo

  8. Alice, thank you so very much for your kind words. So appreciated! Kathryn xoxo

  9. GORGEOUS photography! Thank you so much for sharing.

  10. Hi, Sandra, and welcome and thank you! Kathryn xoxo

  11. Haiku for Kathryn

    Bark: texture, color
    Protecting something special
    Hug a tree today!

  12. Good morning, C Davis, and thank you so much for that lovely haiku! What a lovely surprise. 🙂 Kathryn xoxo

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