Black and White Woods

Some things look better in black and white.

From yesterday’s walk in the woods, here are three photographs.

First, the loop of an ancient grapevine as it starts to head aloft.


It’s likely that these plants have grown together simultaneously.

Once upon a time they were grape and acorn in an abandoned field.

Decades later, the vine and oak are companions in the sky.


Nearby. Sky, white oaks, and a stone wall, frame the view of a tree.

A magnificent, multiple-trunked, dense-branched beetlebung tree.

(We here call it a beetlebung tree. You off-Islanders call it tupelo or black gum.)


A dozen lines.

Three pictures.

Thanks for looking.

2 responses to “Black and White Woods

  1. “Were nothing but to waste night, day and time. Therefore, since brevity is the soul of wit, and tediousness the limbs and outward flourishes, I will be brief.” ~ Shakespeare

    Exquisite, Tom. ~ me

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