25 March 2012

Nature's own sculptures

We were driving 'the back road'  when  I saw this photo-shoot opportunity come up, and even though soil erosion isn't the best of scenarios, I saw it as being uniquely picturesque.  



Native White Cypress Pines in the background.



left high and dry, I could almost imagine this in a gallery foyer




Sharing with Scenic Sunday and  S.O.O.C. Sunday

14 comments:

heyBJK said...

My, my, my, that's fantastic! Most definitely nature's own sculptures! I agree soil erosion is normally not a good thing, but this instance certainly makes for beautiful shots. A lot of "work" went into those sculptures.

Jesh StG said...

Beautiful, Carole! Her (I think Arizona) we have the Painted Desert - it looks so much like your first pic. And petrified wood (which has the glaze of a jewel) lies everywhere.

Nadege, said...

Nature is so amazing. The erosion has certainly created some interesting sculptures.

Tina´s PicStory said...

what a great shot of the tree :)

Linda said...

Amazing how that tree was left "high and dry" as you said! What a fantastic photo!

eileeninmd said...

I would agree, nature is amazing. The natural sculptures are neat and I love the tree stump. Great captures. Happy Sunday!

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

I love the tree stump, and you are so right it belongs in an art gallery. Isn't nature the greatest!

TexWisGirl said...

fabulous shots, carole. truly beautiful, even in nature's destruction.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I've seen many scenes like your first photo on a grand scale in the deserts of the southwest, but the tree stump stranded...now that is unique. I agree with you, that stump would make a wonderful piece of home art. Wonderful pictures all.

jewaicious said...

The photos are picturesque, and filled with nature's loveliness, textures and tones.

Horst in Edmonton said...

Beautiful, we have many locations in Alberta that has similar formations. We call them Whodoos. These are found in Central Alberta where Dinosaur fossils are found. Are there any fossils in Australia?

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

That's pretty cool- what a neat pic@!

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Carole, what amazing pictures of natures sculpture. I agree that the tree stump could be in a gallery foyer, but I think the first one could be as well. Great job!

Carole M. said...

thanks all for your comments.

Horst: Yes, there are fossils in Australia. I'll have a new post coming along soon to show you some I saw today too.