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

Anonymous 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.

Anonymous said...

Very nice shot. Trees have such interesting bark.

Anonymous 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!

Anonymous 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!