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The widow tree

On top of 'Angels landing' Zion national park Utah.

The widow tree

On top of 'Angels landing' Zion national park Utah.

comments (10)

  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 23 Jun 2017, 00:29
It is a lovely plant, Frank.
Frank L Croston.: Yes it is, Ray.
I love this - in B&W it's great, and your low angle to show the roots snaking toward you (sorry for the "s" term)... is just wonderful!
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Elizabeth, don't worry, I knew they weren't!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 23 Jun 2017, 06:47
I like the natural sculpture here frank
Frank L Croston.: It was a fine piece of work fashioned by nature and man, Chris, due to the human traffic passing by.
This is like a very large bonsai tree if you see what I mean Frank. If you don't, oh well never mind.
Frank L Croston.: I do see what you mean, Andrew, I'm a big Bonsai fan ( or is that small...?)
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 Jun 2017, 09:21
An aptly named tree. The roots would be snakes threatening the widow.
Frank L Croston.: I think its more likely named due to the 1500ft drop on either side, Louis. smile
Very good angle Frank, the roots do look like those things you and I don't mention, but more interesting and less scary!
Frank L Croston.: Thank goodness they weren't, Brian. Nowhere to run here!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Jun 2017, 13:39
Yes, this looks like a sculpture. Who gave the name "Widow tree" to this tree?
Frank L Croston.: I may have got this wrong, Philine, the real 'Widow tree' is apparently lower down the ridge, where people who did not want to risk the last climb to the summit would wait for the people who did. Sorry.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Jun 2017, 16:39
I love those snake-like-roots... what a great picture.
Frank L Croston.: Me too, Astrid, I've come across them like this in a few rocky places. Thank you.
It's certainly a survivor!
Frank L Croston.: It never ceases to amaze me where they hang onto, Tom.
Lots of texture to seek out in this fine shot.
Frank L Croston.: Thank you, Mary.

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