Sunday, 1 September 2013

Garden Bark.

While pottering about in the garden a while ago - removing winter debris, weeds and finding long lost kids toys - I noticed the bark of one of the few mature trees on our block.  The tree is a Chinese Elm - a semi-deciduous tree with a fine shape and interesting bark.  The patterns on the bark give rise to another of its common names - Lacebark Elm.


You can find more close up type images at Macro Monday 2 and I love Macro.

SM

19 comments:

Montanagirl said...

That's very interesting look bark! Almost like the tree is diseased.

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful tree, the bark is so quite special.
Greetings Irma

acreativeharbor.com said...

Very creative macro and love the textures you have captured ~ carol, xo

Sylvia K said...

Great macro shot for the day, Stewart! Have a great week!

TexWisGirl said...

pretty colors and patterns.

bailey-road.com said...

Very nice shot. Trees have such interesting bark.

stiefbeen said...

Oh heel mooi om zo naar een boom te kijken.

Laura said...

you know how I feel about trees Stewart... this is beautiful, so much color when we really stop to look! Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro :-)

Margaret Adamson said...

Lovely textured and colours in that bs
bark

Barbara/myth maker said...

Love the abstract nature of this photo.

DIMI said...

Beautiful colours Stewart!!!Great macro shot!!!Have a lovely new month of September!
Dimi...

Kalantikan said...

Yes it is unusual and lovely. I guess maybe temperate barks are more colorful than the tropical ones, but i love shooting them too!

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

A whole landscape on such a small piece of bark...lovely!

Gemma Wiseman said...

This looks like Nature's answer to our artists' "pointillisme" - creating images by dots. Fascinating design.

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

Interesting looking bark.

eileeninmd said...

Hi Stewart! I love the textures and colors on this bark. Very pretty! Have a happy day!

lindaakacraftygardener said...

fascinating photo, really shows the lumps and bumps and colours

Huldra said...

Lovelly. It looks like a picture of a distant planet :)

Liz said...

Nice macro shot, Stewart!