How often do you take time to examine a tree? I don’t mean just taking in the tree as a whole, but getting right next to it and observing the patterns and colors in the bark. My time spent working at Bryce Canyon National Park taught me to take a closer look at trees. Little things add up to a magnificent whole. Here are some pictures featuring nature’s art in trees.
Totally twisted Ponderosa along Fairyland Loop, Bryce Canyon
Rain accentuates the colors in the bark on this one near Bryce Point.
Bark beetles can kill trees, but their patterns look nice. Another Ponderosa along the Fairyland Loop.
Beautiful swirls on this one; unfortunately I can't remember what species of tree! This was taken along the East Rim Trail, Zion National Park.
The work of bark beetles on a cottonwood, Zion National Park
See how smooth the ocean has made this driftwood log on Second Beach, Olympic National Park
More driftwood patterns. Driftwood is so picturesque as it has the advantage of the ocean in the sculpting process.
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