The Art of Trees

On another site, I’ve been showing the plans I have for a mural on a truck I plan on driving. The mural will be a close look at tree leaves, and is the third in an ongoing series of murals about trees. You can see that page here.

This page derives from the studies and observations made there. Anything interesting or beautiful about trees and wood will go here as well. Here’s a verse in the Bible about trees; we usually think about the last part of the verse, but notice God mentions the esthetic appearance of trees:

Gen 2:9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

The scene in the first picture was a surprise as I stepped out the front door in early November, and saw yellow Maple leaves on and around a wood chair.

Thanksgiving draws near.

The next picture shows something I must have seen before, but never paid much attention to. It’s the way that Walnut trees drop their leaves on a stem like this. The background is a new piece of aluminum sheet.

Black Walnut Leaves

In the picture below, there is a leaf I picked up at a job site, in a parking lot. It might not be native, but I thought the rounded edges were interesting.

The next picture is of the redest spalting I’ve ever seen. I’ve only seen this a few times in the last 10 years, and it’s never as saturated as this.