Juniper Tree at Yosemite by danapommet ()
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While up in the Glacier Point area of Yosemite National Park we saw this old, probably dead Juniper tree. With all the beauty in the canyon below, this caught my eye. I seem to be drawn to gnarly, leave less, old trees. I am only guessing that it is a Juniper so please correct me if I am wrong. Another scanned photo from the 1990s. It will zoom.
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Image Comments (26)
caty77 () 7:35PM | Tue, 11 August 2015
Really old, but always alive :) Mountains in the bg give impression of a paint, it's cool! Have a good day!
MrsRatbag () 8:34PM | Tue, 11 August 2015
Everything about this shot is wonderful; I couldn't say about the tree ID, but it looks great to me!
eekdog () Online Now! 10:29PM | Tue, 11 August 2015
i had a pic of a old tree from garden of the gods, had a plaque on it saying it was over 200 years old. and i so lost the pic somewhere. if i still had a lens i would go back and re shoot. not sure if it was a tree like this. been along time since being there. great capture my friend.
blinkings () 1:08AM | Wed, 12 August 2015
I remember being up there and seeing an animal I had never seen before! It was called a Marmot. I remember it being like a large squirrel on steroids!
mtdana () Online Now! 7:31AM | Wed, 12 August 2015
It looks dead so hard to identify without foliage but to me the bark looks more like a pine. Interesting image - great capture Dana!!!
RodS () Online Now! 12:50AM | Thu, 13 August 2015
This is gorgeous, Dana! I just love those old, gnarly trees. They have so much character - the stories they could tell if they could talk...
Katraz () 7:40AM | Thu, 13 August 2015
Impressive tree looks like It had a bit of a rough time, I think I'd go for a Pine too.
CavalierLady () 12:43PM | Thu, 13 August 2015
Very nice shot of this gnarly juniper, Dana. Wonder how much it "saw" during its lifetime and for how many years.
wysiwig () 4:06AM | Fri, 14 August 2015
I think you are right. Looks like the poor thing has passed on. But what a view it had.
K_T_Ong () 8:54PM | Mon, 14 September 2015
When I first saw this image, one thing which struck me was its symmetry. The branches were bent over almost in equal measure on the left and right, giving the impression of a pair of wings.
Maybe it's my Asian cultural background, but for me the sight of a dead or withered tree can serve as a reminder of the impermanence of all conditioned phenomena. Perchance you were entertaining similar thoughts in your attraction to old, barren trees? :)