Sunday, November 11, 2012

Olive tree

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I really like this old olive tree that lives in the back section of Furman park. Evergreen with small silvery leaves and a trunk that is perfectly gnarled and twisted, it has a certain character. While it looks old, it is also strong. I was surprised to learn that many old olive trees in the Middle East and Europe are believed to be over 1,000 years old. Certainly the Furman olive tree isn't that old, but I wonder how long it has been there. Hopefully, it will be there long after I am gone.

"They are beautiful in their peace, they are wise in their silence. They will stand after we are dust." ~ Galeain ip Altiem MacDunelmor


  1. You have captured its essence the fine detail, the twists and curves! You have shed light on an otherwise unappreciated masterpiece of God's.

  2. I love how you captured it too... I've always loved the mysteries that come with old trees, the history and all esp those that are older than me.


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