Oh Winter Sycamore~
Your camouflage skin failed.
You grew it in vain.
Against the black of pine, you radiate in contrast.
But I like that unlikeness about you, your nonconformity…
Don’t hide it. Be distinct.
It’s your calling.
The sycamore tree has a very unusual bark pattern. It looks just like camouflage. From a distance you would think this tree has some snow on its branches, but it does not.
Ironically, its camouflage trait is exactly what caught my eye the day I spotted it against a thick plot of pines.
As an introverted artist, I am just like this sycamore in the poem. I hate having attention on me, I try to blend in as much as possible and be quiet, but all I do is stick out even more. Ha ha ha!
Here’s to being unique and sticking out!
Love this! UN-baa, UN-baa! 😀
Ha Ha Haaaaa!!! Too funny 😀
Thanks for the sycamore
My favorite trees!
Love the mottled bark and the way sunlight
Dapples through the foliage
Thanks George! It is a splendid tree, isn’t it? The leaves are SO BIG in the summertime…covers my whole face! 😀
Lovely sentiments! I like the footprints in the snow!
Thanks Karen! I don’t know who made those prints….human…animal??? I didn’t inspect them but they are cool! 🙂
I love the painting of the three people walking on the road. Also the tracks on the sycamore painting.
Thank you Jane! I never knew people can add such life to a sketch…but they do! 😀