A Little Travel Memory … That Tree Has Something to Say

Walking the wooden boardwalks around Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia I looked up and saw this dead tree with a very clear thought bubble  painted across the sky by mother nature; like something out of a comic book.

I think the tree has something to say

What would a tree say? Even more pointedly, what would a dead tree say on a beautifully sunny day with a bright blue sky like that as a backdrop for the conversation?

This is a question that my bestie Jenn and I chatted about for several minutes from the wooden boardwalk snaking through the pretty waters of Plitvice. Travel has made me more observant that I ever was before I left—I find myself really looking at each new place and experience for the elements and parts that make the experience a whole.

Which is the reason I noticed this tree in the first place. My friend Jenn and I both had our cameras with fully charged batteries and empty memory cards and we tasked ourselves with taking heaps of time on our walk through the National Park to photograph the nature and the creatures we found along the way. It can be easy to get overwhelmed by too much sightseeing on my travels, so tasking myself with new assignments provides myself with an interesting way to engage with a new place.

And sometimes you get moments like this, my best friend Jenn and I staring at a tree and wondering what that tree has seen over the years.

So, what would this tree say? Any ideas? :)

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15 Responses to A Little Travel Memory … That Tree Has Something to Say

  1. Joshua Johnson December 3, 2010 at 9:27 pm #

    The tree is thinking “life is good, even if i have been dead for a couple decades!”

    • Anonymous December 3, 2010 at 11:30 pm #

      The tree does look like he’s enjoying the sunshine even though he’s rather
      pathetically dead! Thanks for popping in Josh :)

  2. villa moraira December 3, 2010 at 6:49 am #

    I really like your post..The pic is really looking good and it seems how openly you travel and observe the things..

  3. Ayngelina December 2, 2010 at 7:53 pm #

    “I’m dead but at least I’m getting a tan”

    • Anonymous December 2, 2010 at 9:02 pm #

      Lol! Good one, he does look like he’s roasting in the sun :-)

  4. Rachel December 2, 2010 at 4:07 am #

    “If you’re going to take my picture lady, can you at least get my good branch?” :) Neat pic!

    • Anonymous December 2, 2010 at 9:01 pm #

      Lol!! That’s awesome, perhaps he would have liked me to highlight one of his
      other dead branches, never thought of that ;-)

  5. GlobalButterfly December 1, 2010 at 2:57 pm #

    Oh gosh I love that you captured this! :)

    • Anonymous December 2, 2010 at 9:00 pm #

      He he, thanks Andi! :)

  6. bessiejulia December 1, 2010 at 2:41 pm #

    “I’ve had a lovely time here.” I really like your creativity! I love finding shapes in the clouds. Hugs!

    • Anonymous December 2, 2010 at 8:58 pm #

      Hugs right back lady – excited about giving you a hug in person next month!

  7. Frannyz1999 December 1, 2010 at 2:46 pm #

    Ah…. how I miss my leaves

    • Anonymous December 2, 2010 at 8:59 pm #

      Lol, aww, I bet Mr. Tree does miss his leaves, all naked up there in the
      blue sky! Thanks for playing :)

  8. Elise December 1, 2010 at 12:41 pm #

    What a great photo!!
    Trees thought ‘What I would do for some green leaves right now-the sun is killing me-literally!’

    • Anonymous December 2, 2010 at 8:55 pm #

      Lol! Love it, he is rather dead looking isn’t he…poor tree ;)

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