April 13, 2008

Zoo Trails...


Took a couple of g-kids to the zoo a few weeks back and while the animals grabbed most of the attention, I came to an abrupt halt in front of this vertical log fence... a facination in and of itself but...



I spotted this wonderful work of art, a fat, winding trail that curved this way and that, leaving a contrasting lacy pattern reminiscent of the finest handwork.













Then I saw another... this time very fine lines dominated the pattern in a web-like manner.











Note the contrast in the third pic below... the dark grid scale of the rear tree to the texture of thick and thin lines and puffy texture.

















And a delicate linear treatment in the last view. I suppose different trees are enjoyed by different tree eaters, all having their own creative methods of chowing down.

As it should be...

6 comments:

self taught artist said...

love tha tyou posted these pics...i love tree bark, it is captivating. so cool you had fun with the simpliest of things.

Kim said...

Karen, this is absolutely stunning! I love the patterns so much...and they are not created by the human hand...talk about lace!

Your grandchildren must go nuts when they are with you...with so much AWE in every single day!

Thank you so much for sharing with us, too!

Joe said...

Cool stuff Mom!

CMC said...

wonderful pictures, Karen...

Martha Marshall said...

Amazing things right under our noses every day! These are beautiful patterns.

Anonymous said...

I'm with Joe! This is so cool!

Pat