Sunday, February 18, 2007

Bent, but not broken


Bent, but not broken, Amherst, NH, February 2007, Nikon D40 with 18-200mm VR lens, Focal length 90mm, Exposure 1/250 sec @ f5.3, ISO 200, no flash, circular polarizing filter © Steven Crisp [Click on the photo to enlarge]

This picture is after our recent ice storm, that took down many trees and even more limbs. Typically, birches are one of the first to go, since they have many delicate branches that just collect the ice. This one doesn't look too good, but at least it didn't break. Will it ever fully recover?

I don't know. There is the saying "that which does not break me, makes me stronger." We'll have to see if that applies to trees.

1 comment:

Honeybee said...

May not apply to trees but this one looks pretty sturdy!