#ThursdayTreeLove | Fallen Beauty

The poetry of the earth is never dead.  –John Keats, “The Grasshopper and the Cricket”

The sight of this beautiful fallen tree in Brechtel Park in New Orleans used to sadden me. I saw it as another victim of Hurricane Katrina. Then, one day, I discovered that fallen trees offer many benefits to the forest and to creatures–seen and unseen. It’s heartening to know that there is still some usefulness in the fallen.


I am joining Parul Thakur every second and fourth Thursday for #ThursdayTreeLove. If you would like to play along, post a picture of a tree on your blog and link it back to this post.

About the image: I shot the photo above at Brechtel Park in Algiers (Westbank New Orleans). According to the information available on the image, it was shot in 2011. For some reason, I thought it was earlier.

7 thoughts on “#ThursdayTreeLove | Fallen Beauty

  1. Martha Slavin says:

    Chandra, That is so true. We keep an almost dead birch standing in our front lawn just so the birds (especially woodpeckers) have some place other than our house to peck at! Have you checked out TreeWhispers https://treewhispers.com which is dedicated to trees. Pamela Paulsrud is a calligrapher who collects tree stories that people write on hand-made paper circles. She then suspends them from the ceiling in gallery. Quite a sight to see. Love trees!

    Martha Slavin marthaslavin@gmail.com

    check out my blog at http://marthaslavin.blogspot.com

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  2. Parul Thakur says:

    You know one additional thing that I love about trees? It’s the fact that in all shape and forms they support life. This fallen tree is another example of that. Great shot and capture.
    So happy you joined. Thank you!

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