Completely Defoliated Elm

Portland definitely is struggling through some negatives lately, but if you admire trees it’s still a fine place to hang out.  For some reason the great, majestic elm in Overlook Park has become my favorite tree in town.  Why this specific tree?  No obvious reason I suppose, other than the fact that it stands so prominently alone in the center of its field.  I especially admire it in the winter when it’s stripped of its leaves, all of it’s bones exposed and silhouetted against the sky,  I’ve probably posted a half dozen photos of it over the years.

So I was especially pleased when I was running words beginning with E through my head trying to come with my next sequence shot and this tree came up on the mental Rolodex.  I biked up to Overlook Park, took my best shot, and then turned east to see if the mountains were out at Rocky Butte.

This is just a placeholder for now. I’ll add a real description when I get more time.

3 response to "Completely Defoliated Elm"

  1. By: Suzanne Posted: December 5, 2021

    A great tree and I like the way the clouds are radiating out from its crown, too.

  2. By: gregblood Posted: December 5, 2021

    Curiously Delightful Eye-candy

  3. By: NancyG Posted: December 5, 2021

    Beautiful defoliated elm. Clouds sure do add depth and delight to the photo.

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