Sunday, January 25, 2015

You, Me and the Ugly Tree

I have to admit I'm a great lover of trees. I wouldn't call myself a treehugger, I do recognize their utilitarian benefits. Over the years I have learned just how important trees are in maintaining a healthy environment and sustaining peoples lives throughout the ages. Trees help provide and sustain life!


“I think that I shall never see. A poem lovely as a tree.” - Joyce Kilmer

Photography by Brian Carey St John's Newfoundland All rights reserved
The Ugly Tree

The Ugly Tree by Brian Carey
"It may not have beauty, it may not have grace, this stalwart of life exquisite in place" 


Photography by Brian Carey St John's Newfoundland All rights reserved
The Ugly Tree - Cosmic Journey


For me as a photographer it's exciting to find unique beauty and character in something so common as a tree. Even one so "unattractive" can reward an abundance of benefits!

Why Trees are Awesome?
  • They provide us air to breath
  • They clean the air
  • They provide food for people animals and insects
  • They prevent soil erosion
  • They prevent flooding
  • They beautify areas
  • They provide us with lumber to build houses as well as paper to make books
  • They prevent water pollution
  • They shield us from the wind
  • They provide play areas for our children
  • They combat the greenhouse effect
  • They increase property values
  • They play a vital part in the circle of life

There is so much beauty in trees. A beauty they freely share with us.