February 08, 2009

Broken


Tea & Honey Bread's Shutter Click & Chat: Broken
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Saturday hike on Bureau of Land Management (BLM) property
Broken branches on a juniper tree


live performance by Cat Stevens, 1973

22 comments:

Elizabeth said...

That is some shadow shot.
Utterly dramatic.
Broken trees are rather sad -but wonderful photo material.

Pekka said...

Poor Juniper. Thank`s for visiting at my site Kuusela and I give you link to "Kuuselas photos" were is more shots about little cottage. ;-)

Golden West said...

The old Home and other buildings were demolished in the 1960s, to make way for the largest hospital in the VA system, which opened in the 1970s. So much of California's architectural heritage has been lost to the wrecking ball...

M.Kate said...

I am not sure if we have juniper trees here and I remembered that song..brings back lots of memories :p

Comedy Goddess said...

Too cool! Love Cat Stevens. Too bad for his fans that he decided to become Yusuf Islam.

T.Allen-Mercado said...

Desert life eh, there certainly is no shortage of trees.

1973, twas a very good year! *Laughs* You can imagine my parents were huge Cat/Yusuf fans. His songwriting is unparalleled; super talented man.

Cecile/DreamCreateRepeat said...

Thanks for the photos....trees are so visually immediate!

Thanks also for the "broken" musical reference. That was/is one of my favorite songs and song writers!

And yes, Tameka, 1973 was a good year! ; ) I suspect for different reasons for us.....(I was a junior in high school and this song is forever linked to expectations of escaping my unhappy home).

willow said...

My camera is broken and I can't stand it!!

Robynn's Ravings said...

Love hiking and Cat Stevens...nice combo.

Cynthia said...

What could surpass Cat Stevens? That intense closed eye shadowy moment you captured.
Thank you Charmaine for your kind words about my mother's death. You are both kind and brave.
<3

Fiber Focus said...

Wowzers! Love your new format! You've done a lot of work to your blog. It looks great. I haven't been able to get over here in awhile and you have really been workin'!

Jennifer Juniper said...

He will always be "Cat" to me :) I really need to get that on CD before my cassette gives out!

Jeanne said...

I used to have a whole bunch of Cat Stevens albums, but I lost custody of them years ago.... Lovely shot of the juniper!

SweetPeaSurry said...

Awe ... what a sad little broken tree. :(

Pfeiffer Photos said...

Hubby always likes Cat's in the Cradle. That old juniper is HUGE!

My {S.T.U.F.F.} :: said...

The beauty of trees are that as long as the root is intact, the tree will flourish...live on Juniper, live on...
The picture is great!

Cat Stevens...wonderful juxtepost!

robin bird said...

you are involved in so many cool challenges.. that is a new strategy i am planning to use to help myself be focused and a little more organized in my blogging. actually you are a good role model in a lot of ways charmaine :)

fly tie said...

indeed trees are to topic of the day! they're even beautiful when they fall.

April Horsman said...

What a beautiful shot! You sure do get some great ones in your travels.

Have a great week.

Lisa B. said...

I really like that song...and the gnarly tree photo.

Jenn said...

Great shot indeed! Good to see your weather is improving enough to get out and go on a hike. Love that song, thanks for sharing it :)

Hey Harriet said...

Great pic of the juniper tree. A very nice choice of song to go with it :)