January 8, 2013

Leaning

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This tree was in my path during my recent hike at Myakka State Park.  Isn't nature wonderful?  I pondered why it was leaning this way:  Reaching for sunshine?  Water?  Not getting along with its neighbor?  Just before reaching this location, I heard a loud hoot-hoot followed by a low rumble.  I searched and searched high up in the trees,  but I couldn't find what made the sound.  Right when I decided it must've been an owl, I noticed a trail sign indicating that screech owls and barred owls live in the vicinity.  Well..well!  It would be quite exciting to see an owl in the woods.  Maybe next time. 

7 comments:

SFlaGuy said...

I can't wait till I can get back to hitting the road and I think my first stop will be Sarasota. Know any good tour guides in the area? Ones with a camera maybe?

Lowell said...

Funny thing how these trees lie. :-)

We have a similar situation on a trail at Silver Springs Park in Ocala...it reaches across the path at about 5'7". Bicycle riders and equestrians beware!

Leslie D. said...

Yes interesting how they grow according to some agenda only they understand. Great pic in black and white

Kay said...

It looks bigger and older than most of the trees around it. Who knows what has come and gone over the years as its grown?

I've only seen a few owls in flight, usually towards sunset. Though they can hoot plenty loud their flight is soundless.

We are: clamco said...

Seeing an owl in the wild would be a rare treat! I've been checking out the eagle cam every day. I just love watching those little fuzzy babies!

Michelle said...

What a perfect scene and I like the black/white.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Could have been the prevailing wind when they were growing, I quite often see rows of trees all growing in the same direction because of the winds.