Tuesday, August 11, 2009


AUG112009, originally uploaded by colemama.

Like patterns and imaginary shapes in cloud formations, the bark of trees can be quite fascinating! This heart-shaped opening is not only decorative but served as a nesting site for birds this past spring. The textures, depth, flaking and gnarls of the tree trunk are a bit unusual and even look somewhat destructive, but the tree continues to stand and is healthy! So here is another great example of form and function working cooperatively to effectively perform its job and to create a design that is pleasing to the eye. Who says creativity is lost in the machination of our world - they coexist in most of nature! Naples, FL


  1. And form changes over time - nature finds uses for every stage. Unlike us - who throw things out when they no longer are the latest, or they no longer "work".

  2. love this! I also love what you said...and isn't the definition of "art" broader than we could possibly grasp anyway, embedded in everything around us?