I went up in Tranquil valley for some winter/Christmas camping.Decided to decorate a “wild” tree. A wild tree is anything that hasn’t been planted by a human.
I found this big old stump out on the flood area in the estuary. It looks like it may of been cut many a moon ago,leaving just the stump behind.Over the course of time the wood has decayed enough to produce a viable soil for plants & trees to find purchase.
Not sure what kind of tree this was but suspect a spruce as the needles pricked at my fingers.
A perfect spot to be sure but the light was crappy! It was all in shade.Some cloud came over to ruin my Christmas photo! Mother Nature delivered up a lump of coal,but it still has merit!
I’ve known Leah for almost 4 years now.She keeps to herself over in the meadow in Tranquil.I’ve never had a good opportunity to get some good pictures of her…until today! I could tell she wasn’t impressed.She did a “Blow”.When bears do that that means they are upset.So I left her alone.
This whole area floods at high tide. That root ball got swept down stream during a high rain event! The stream swells tremendously during heavy rainstorms. The fast flowing water undercuts the trees along side the bank & they fall into the raging stream. The trees are then unceremoniously carried downstream to a new resting place.