Thursday, April 1, 2010

Reaching for the sky in anticipation of spring

26 comments:

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

That's a lovely sky, Jacob!!!

The branches are beautiful too!

Kcalpesh said...

I loved it when I shot a similar one and when I see this one shot by you... I love it too... Nicely composed and equally nicely titled!

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tapirgal said...

It looks like you're not getting that heavy East Coast rain today. I heard that Florida, too, was on stormwatch. This is a delightful sight against the blue with clouds. I think we're all ready for blue skies and nice weather this year.

magiceye said...

superbly composed and shot! aptly titled too

Leif Hagen said...

Is that the "Naked Tree" species native to Florida?

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I like the composition of the granches against the clouds and sky. I wonder about the shape of the tree. I looks like someone climbed it with a chain saw and hacked off all of the branches. I would be in favor of letting it grow out to is full leafiness, and thereby cover up the view of some of the shopping mall, which are rarely asthetic, as least from the parking lot.

Don and Krise said...

I like the thought that there are blue skies somewhere. We're supposed to have one heck of a storm here tomorrow.

uncertainhorizon said...

Crape Myrtles are such beautiful trees... I never understand why we insist on stunting their growth and making them bushes... great photo by the way...

Hilda said...

You have got to take another photo of this tree when it grows back!

Pretty please? :)

Bergson said...

a prety hand in sky

VP said...

Heavily pruned, ready for spring under that great sky of yours!

Wolynski said...

Don't know if this tree will exactly bloom - sad little brave thing.

Now you don't really have seasons in Florida - warm and hot maybe. How do you know it's spring?

Bibi said...

At first I was 'stumped,' but I think this is a sycamore, no?

Andreea said...

What a glorious sky.

JM said...

Beautiful shape!

Small City Scenes said...

Poor tree---pruned to death. And yet.......MB

B SQUARED said...

I wonder if that tree will ever bloom again...

Rose said...

It is appealing to the heavens for life!

cieldequimper said...

Are you sure? It doesn't look like it'll ever green again...

Dan J. said...

The sky is gorgeous.... but I do not get the tree. I am assuming it is something more indigenous to the area.... but that to me would be a dead tree.... or one you would see monkeys swinging from at the zoo....

Daryl said...

Stick 'em up!

Lois said...

We have some around here that look like that. The sky is a beautiful shade of blue!

Memphis MOJO said...

When I look at it, my eyes are swept up to the top of the image, in other words to the sky -- nice shot.

Los Angeles Suburbia said...

What a lovely composition, and the sky doing its naturalness, by evoking dreams of spring.

EG Wow said...

I think bare branches are elegant. But I thought it was already spring in Ocala!

Leif Hagen said...

I wonder if it would make nice wood flooring?

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