I like to post images on Sunday that dovetail from the previous Friday’s Foto Talk. On Friday I wrote in part about not taking your photography so seriously that you forget about your own safety. In other words, it was about survival. And I can think of no better way to highlight the concept than to post this picture I took the other evening.
At Deadhorse Point near Canyonlands National Park, Utah, this ancient, wind-battered Juniper tree has been standing here for a long long time. It certainly has a grand view to admire, looking out over the canyon country carved by the Colorado River as it flows toward Cataract Canyon. How many sunrises like this has it witnessed?
You can see the small crack it grows from. It’s roots can travel up to 100 feet or more to reach pockets of water which collect in the crevice during infrequent rain and snowmelt. If you’re interested in purchase options for this image just click on it. If you have any questions, please contact me. Thanks for your interest and have a happy Sunday!