Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Medusa trees

Furman Park tree

The advantage of winter is that you can see what the leaves hide the rest of the year—the shape of the tree. These trees, of which there is a long row in Furman Park, always make me think of Medusa.

In Greek mythology Medusa was generally described as having the face of a hideous human female with living venomous snakes in place of hair. These branches, swirling every which way, remind me of those snakes.

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