Montana Outdoors

November 13, 2010

Wildland sculpture

Filed under: Nature — Tags: — montucky @ 11:36 pm

Tree skeleton art

In a remote and secluded canyon in the back country and seen only by the wild things of the forest, Nature has chosen to display this piece of Her art. For whose eye has it been created and what critic might venture there to gaze upon it?


  1. Yours! Thank you for sharing it with us. Very cool sculpture created over much time…


    Comment by Stacey Dawn — November 13, 2010 @ 11:51 pm

  2. I was wondering the same thing the other day, while out walking.

    This sculpture could hold its place in any museum.


    Comment by sandy — November 14, 2010 @ 7:17 am

    • I think it could too. My wife said she would love to have it at the house!

      I wonder too about the tiny wildflowers that bloom in obscure places, and the many scenes in nature that exist only in brief moments of time. Somehow I’m not quite willing to admit that they are purely accidental.


      Comment by montucky — November 14, 2010 @ 9:58 am

  3. Intriguing! I would pause seeing that in nature, for sure. Neat find and capture!


    Comment by Anna — November 14, 2010 @ 7:19 am

    • Had the light not been exactly as it was that day I may have completely missed it, but it seemed to stand out and ask to be seen.


      Comment by montucky — November 14, 2010 @ 10:01 am

  4. Hi Montucky, Wow! Great picture of that gnarled beauty! Have a fantastic day today!


    Comment by wildlifewatcher — November 14, 2010 @ 9:33 am

  5. Looks like the birds’ adventure playground that I wanted to make for them when I was in London!!


    Comment by Val Erde — November 14, 2010 @ 9:55 am

    • It would be great in a feeding area for birds in an urban area, wouldn’t it!


      Comment by montucky — November 14, 2010 @ 10:04 am

  6. Exquisite sculpture! Wow! I’m amazed at what Mother Nature can do!


    Comment by Barbara — November 14, 2010 @ 12:15 pm

    • I am too. Constantly. Part of the allure, I think, is the simplicity.


      Comment by montucky — November 14, 2010 @ 10:25 pm

  7. God made it for all who venture there to see!!! It’s definitely ‘wild’! Heheheee


    Comment by Tricia — November 14, 2010 @ 7:58 pm

    • Wild it is! Including myself, it has probably had one visitor this year.


      Comment by montucky — November 14, 2010 @ 10:42 pm

  8. love it!


    Comment by silken — November 14, 2010 @ 10:25 pm

  9. It was put there just for you! And now you’ve shared it with us! Great capture.


    Comment by Robin — November 15, 2010 @ 7:23 am

    • I often like to think that. It really is a nice memorial to what once was a tall and very old tree. Anything that lives several hundred years deserves a memorial, and a nice one too.


      Comment by montucky — November 15, 2010 @ 10:31 pm

  10. That is fairly awesome! I’m sure the woodland creatures appreciate it, too.


    Comment by Candace — November 15, 2010 @ 5:29 pm

    • I would think that the birds and a squirrel or two have spent some time using it as an observation structure.


      Comment by montucky — November 15, 2010 @ 10:33 pm

  11. Gracious… what a wonderful find and capture!


    Comment by kcjewel — November 15, 2010 @ 7:31 pm

  12. Ha, well seen. I can’t help but thinking of a stump dressed up as an evergreen for Halloween, whose costume of moss is now falling apart.


    Comment by Daveabirding — November 16, 2010 @ 1:59 pm

    • Interesting thought. Corn fields certainly dress for Halloween, but I always think of the forests dressing for Christmas.


      Comment by montucky — November 16, 2010 @ 8:54 pm

  13. It rivals a manmade sculpture any day!


    Comment by kateri — November 16, 2010 @ 7:45 pm

  14. Great finding. I think that Mother Nature is one of the greatest artists in the world.

    I love this photo very much. Here where I live in the South I cannot found them, but when travelling to the most Northern part then there are dead standing trees from pine wood.


    Comment by sartenada — November 19, 2010 @ 12:15 am

    • Here there are many dead trees spread through the forests. They create some very interesting art works, many of them hundreds of years old.


      Comment by montucky — November 19, 2010 @ 12:58 am

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