Skywatch Friday: It's Not Polite to Point

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The branch of this tree always seems to be pointing an accusing finger at the Episcopal church, which is just beyond the antique (meaning ancient) strip mall to the left in this photo. Every time I climb out of the car at the library parking lot, I wonder what secrets this tree keeps. Finally, a took a photo of this character on Tuesday evening.

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  1. Anonymous10:30 AM

    such a breath taking picture!!

    lovely!

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  2. How odd, it certainly does. Great lighting on this shot Sandy.

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  3. He reminds me of the apple trees in the wizard of oz or the ents in LotR's.

    Dona Nobis Pacem & Thursday Thirteen

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  4. I love it! And I think you may be right! Terrific shot, Sandy! And I do love your humor -- if you learn any of his/her secrets, do tell!

    Have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  5. A wonderful tree with branches as the gnarled fingers of a witch! It can't do any harm to that church! It makes a stunning photo, Sandy!

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  6. Well I suppose turnabout's fair play. How many accusing fingers have various churches pointed over the centuries, eh?

    You know I love this shot though. Right up my alley... naked branches against a darkening sky... even the headlights of the car at the bottom of the frame are wonderfully rendered.

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  7. I'd love it if the trees could talk; can you imagine so many stories?

    Your photo brings to mind one of the very few things I like about winter: the beauty of bare naked trees!

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  8. I must have heard that line a thousand times as a child LOL!!! But it didn't refer to a tree.

    Great photo Sandy, happy weekend. G

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  9. What a great shot and so funny. It does appear to be pointing.

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  10. love that tree great shot!

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  11. What a great tree, so much personality .. its very Halloween-ish isnt it .. boooooo!

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  12. thanks fr sharing this lovely pic !!

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  13. Beautiful shot :)

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  14. i like the lighting but somehow the tree gives me the creeps

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  15. how funny, trees are so expressive, especially without their leaves and in the dark. great photo.

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  16. Hmmm... intriguing! ;)

    Such a pretty sky and so perfectly framed by the tree!

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  17. I love the branches, and the few remaining leaves, silhouetted against the darkening sky!!

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  18. Great shot!!
    A bit creepy, but I like it :)

    Have a nice weekend

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  19. The light is beautiful, but you're right, that's kind of a remonstrative gesture! Wonder what gives?!

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  20. You brought a grin to my face; I do see it! The light sets the stage.

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  21. Very spooky looking tree, moody sky too. Thanks for sharing:)

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  22. What a great shot. Beautiful picture

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  23. Anonymous3:29 PM

    See, that is why you take great photos. You look at the world with your imagination.

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  24. You picked a great time to photograph it. The evening light makes it look rather like one of Tolkien's ents.

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  26. I love that picture - witchy accusing finger and what a great silvery light.

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  27. I love the rolled up colors in the sky and I'm sure that the Episcopal Church has done something that they would rather keep quiet.

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  28. It is a lovely photo of the tree and the sky beyond the fingers.

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  29. Nice photo, great commentary. I think I like your sense of humor. Thank you for sharing.

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  30. It might not be polite to point but how would we find our way without directional signals POINTING the way. Maybe that old axiom needs to retire?

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  31. Anonymous6:17 PM

    I like these silhouette sky shots. The framing is lovely.

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  32. Anonymous7:09 PM

    Yes, I wonder what it might tell us if it could. Fun post.

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  33. I like your poetic take on this picture!

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  34. It is beautiful and the lights looked like stars. Have a nice weekend.

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  35. i love the lighting and the way the tree seems to scolding the building! a really lovely picture my dear friend

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  36. It looks like the sky is clearing behind the tree giving enough light to make it appear spooky to me.

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  37. That's just beautiful.. the sky colours make it a perfect shot.

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  38. Sandy: A little creativity goes a long way, funny tree story.

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  39. That's one thing I don't mind about losing leaves - I love to see the branches, so much character!

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  40. Wonderful post, Sandy



    Aloha,


    Comfort Spiral

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  41. Sandy, that dusk light is so sweet.
    Very nice post with great humor.

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  42. I was thinking what Reader Wil said about the gnarled witches finger. This is a great shot. Very beautiful.

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  43. very thought provoking!

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  44. Nice shot sandy, it does look like a witches finger :) have a great weekend

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  45. polite maybe not, but very artistic :)!

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  46. Dear, intriguing shot...and let me think about the changes that need to do for to live better...
    great shot
    graceolsson.se/mittliv

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  47. Looks like the kind of tree that could keep a secret. Have a great day

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  48. Lovely shadowy capture ;-)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  49. Beautiful photo and like the trees. Great story too.

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  50. I can't even imagine the secrets that tree might hold. Great shot. Love the colors in the sky!

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  51. Sandy,

    Maybe the tree is pointing the way to where some people need to go:)

    God works in mysterious ways.

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  52. Kinda a creepy tree.

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  53. THERE IS A LOT OF DARKNESS ABOUT US
    wE NUST TRUST THERE IS GOODNESS IN THE LIGHT OF LOVE
    tHE TREE LIKE US QUESTIUNS OUR FAITH

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  54. The lower branch of the tree looks just like a hand. I like to imagine all trees have secrets. They've been around a long time, quietly observing the best and worst of us.

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  55. Anonymous11:46 PM

    stunning photo, sandy!

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  56. Looks like a picture made for Halloween.

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  57. I love the way you see the world!

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