Saturday, August 27, 2011

Carl's Amazing Tree

Today was Wade's birthday. I took him out for breakfast this morning and then this afternoon he wanted to go to his friend Carl's house. Carl owns quite a bit of land and he had been telling us about this tree he has that you just had to see to believe. So while we were there he gave me a ride out in the woods on his 4 wheeler to see this tree.
This picture may be a little dark


A closer look at the trunk and the way it curves


Here I drew a red line to show the way the tree is growing. The line across the bottom is where the ground is. Where it begins to curve back up, it's not touching the ground. 

The coolest tree I've ever seen.

29 comments:

BeadedTail said...

That is a cool tree! Looks like a Loch Ness Monster in the woods!

Happy Birthday Wade!

missing moments said...

That's just awesome! Amazing how it developed!

Reeni said...

I've never seen anything like that! I'm amazed at how it doesn't touch the ground. Kind of freaky. Happy Birthday Wade!

Erika said...

It is so incredible how nature will make sure a tree will keep on growing!

Chatty Crone said...

It's amazing - I wonder if a piece of it is underground - incredible!

marie said...

That is amazing!! Boy, wouldn't my little grandbabies love playing by that tree! I can see them now...running under and around and under and around......

Anonymous said...

Thats an awesome tree mom

Ginny said...

This is WAY COOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Grace said...

As everyone has said - Way cool. I wonder what made it grow that way...

And Happy Birthday to Wade !Yay!

Pat said...

It must have had quite a drive to live as a sapling. Thanks for showing us xx

FishHawk said...

A Humpbacked Hickory?

Jen said...

I had the same thought as Beaded: it looks like the Loch Ness monster is in the woods. *laugh* Very strange indeed.
P.S Do I need to tell you how much I absolutely adored the photos of your messy craft room?
Didn't think so ;o)

Josep said...

Amazing, if it wasn't for your picture I wouldn't believe it! I would be glad to find some day something similar, as I like trees very much.

Marg said...

That really is a different tree. Looks like it got tired and then came back to life. Glad you got a picture of that.Happy Birthday to Wade. Hope he had a great day. Take care.

Sandra said...

by far the coolest tree I have not seen and would love to see. wow, it is so big and tall and beautiful and way cool. would love a walk in Carls woods. i can see lots to photograph just in your photos and maybe there is a fairy or a leprechaun living under that tree. I see MAGIC

Sher said...

Now that's what I can an awesome find! You know how I love the odd things in nature.

I wonder how it grew that way.

Doris Sturm said...

What was it thinking? Very entertaining ;-)

Sandee said...

That is a way cool tree. I would have loved to see this tree.

Have a terrific day. My best to Duke. :)

Donna said...

I've never seen another one like it! What kind is it? It is obviously thriving all these years!

Don't unplug your hub said...

That is (as my tree loving son would say) awesome.

Out on the prairie said...

This maple wasn't going to let anything stop it from growing.Lovely find.

Catherine said...

Wow ~ that is really different! Nature can certainly adapt can't it.
xo Catherine

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

I was probably weighted down in an ice storm one winter in its youth, but very cool.

Poetic Shutterbug said...

I think I have to agree that is THE COOLEST TREE!!! Happy Birthday to Wade.

Country Mouse Studio said...

Amazing makes you wonder how it got that way

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! What COOL!!!! tree. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Nessa said...

wow!! whoaaaa!! a great place to play :D

DSS said...

How odd?!?! I assumed, at first, that it hit the ground and started back up. But apparently not. Neat!

Tammy said...

Wow I have never seen a tree like that.

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