Thursday, September 24, 2009

backtracking 5/8: the angel oak

Before we headed to Charlotte we made a side trip to the Angel Oak Tree, believed to be over 1500 years old. When I was alone with the tree I just placed my hands on its trunk and wept. It made quite an impact on me...

9 comments:

mansuetude said...

that looks like a worthy trip... have to set a date for Charleston. It feels so old there, so good, like Boston, but haunted along the old docks.

layers said...

Thank you for sharing images of this magnificent old tree-- it looks incredible-- I may have wept myself seeing it in person.

lynne h said...

oh my....

Jo Horswill said...

Oh Kate, what Lynne said...

Uschi said...

Imagine...what a story he/she would tell....Incredible.yes!

kate said...

mansuetude...haunted is a good word to describe Charleston. They even have ghosts and graveyard walking tours.

tree-lovers...yup!

MBKKR said...

It's a amzing tree. I live in the Netherlands so i only know it from the internet. But i'm making a big stippeldrawing of it with a lot of detail and it's really a sculpture on it's own. If you want to check out my drawing you can find it here: http://mbkkr.deviantart.com/art/WIP-Angel-Oak-Aug2009-133372672
Thanx for doing so, it's much appriciated.

kate said...

MBKKR...your drawing is absolutely stunning. Especially when you click it to enlarge the image. Just wonderful! You captured the tree's spirit so well. Thanks so much for sharing it!

MBKKR said...

Thank you kate. Nice of you to take a look at my drawing. Glad you liked it.