Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Wood

This week, Cee has asked us to show off a few photos of wood.

We all know how essential trees are to the well-being of our planet, but many of them get chopped down for one or other reason. Sometimes they are alien trees and are not good for the other trees around them, as was the case here with these Eucalyptus trees in South Africa.

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We use wood for so many purposes, and when visiting New England, one of the things I most wanted to see were the old covered bridges. The beautiful book and film, ‘The Bridges of Madison County’ had really sparked my interest in these.

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Wood carving is an ancient craft, and I saw some gorgeous examples whilst in Bali.

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Africa is also well-known for its wooden sculptures.

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In England whilst visiting a bluebell wood near to my mom-in-law’s, I was surprised to find this beautifully carved bench, just waiting for us to rest our legs.

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The oldest tree I’ve ever seen was this petrified Redwood in Yellowstone Park. You might have thought that in the USA, Redwoods are exclusive to California and southern Oregon, but you’d be wrong.

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This plaque explains how it got to be there.

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Just for fun, here are my two pets in South Africa. Because we travel and are away so much, I have animals that don’t need feeding, brushing, or taking for walks, but are always there waiting for me when I get home.

I know Fido doesn’t look very happy, but it’s just the breed. 🙂

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Princess is quite content to sleep on the staircase, and never complains about anything.

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If you’ve enjoyed my pics, why not pop over the Cee’s blog to join in, or just check out other entries for the theme?

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I would like to thank all of you who have voted for me in the Rodposse Photo Challenge. I am currently in the lead, and voting  ends tomorrow, so if you want to see my entry, just click on the above link, and if you like it, please click on ‘like’. Thanks so much. 😀

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