Sunday, January 13, 2013

BARNABAS IS NAKED


I love this image of "Barnabas", our party/dinner tree.  He's an old
(over 100 yrs we believe) Mesquite tree next to the house.  In the Spring, he's covered in soft, green, fern like leaves.

But in the Winter, as seen here, he's stripped bare in all his nekkid glory.

I've always thought that he looks like a tree from the set designer on a Steven Spielberg or George Lucas movie.

20 comments:

Mary Ann said...

I LOVE that you NAMED YOUR TREE!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

that is one glorious tree!

Annie*s Granny said...

I love garden porn! ;-)

A Brit in Tennessee said...

I love old trees, yours is spectacular !
~Jo

LindaG said...

Great photo! I love old trees, too.
Have a wonderful week!

Candace said...

A wonderful tree, wish he were mine.

1st Man said...

Ha, thanks! For the longest time we just called it the party tree. Seems like whenver there are people over they are drawn to the tree. Our future plans include putting a dining table under it and making it sort of the outdoor dining area. So it just HAD to have a name. :-)

1st Man said...

Thanks, it really is pretty tree, in winter and in spring, ha. :-)

1st Man said...

You just about made me fall out of my chair. Yep, definitely garden porn! Naked trees!!

1st Man said...

It's one of two or three on the property but it by far has the best character. We need to get to the other ones on the property and clear out around them and open them up to the world once again. Thanks!!!

Julie.Smith.Bear said...

I love the winter form of your old tree. Something very dignified about him.
Julie

Sandy said...

Talk about a beautiful old tree!

1st Man said...

Why thank you! Old trees are the best they have a personality all their own. Great week for you too!!

Farmers Wife said...

Truly a beautiful tree - naked or not! LOL :-)

Kris said...

I love trees in winter. So much more character. And they seem so vulnerable. Your tree is very handsome for a nekked tree.

1st Man said...

It is a pretty cool old tree. I'd share if I could, LOL!

1st Man said...

Trees are so different in Winter aren't they? You really get to see a beauty underneath that you can't the rest of the year.

1st Man said...

Thanks!!

1st Man said...

Ha, thank you! Maybe I should say he's shirtless, ha.

1st Man said...

I never thought about the fact that they show a vulnerability you don't see other times. Thanks!