Tuesday, November 21, 2006

LIFE AND DEATH OF A BEAUTIFUL TREE


I took this photo at my neighborhood, in July 2005. This beautiful tree was at this time vigorous and healthy. As a result of some root disease, the tree beginning to die.



Yesterday we had a day of violent gale and storm.



Unfortunately that tree was too weak and fell down after a day of very heavy winds and rains.


Photos by Sonia de Amorim Mascaro

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29 comments:

kenju said...

Sonia, it is such a shame to see a beautiful tree like that fall prey to disease and storms.

Sue said...

That must have been a really bad storm to topple such a large tree! Hope you didn't have any other storm damage!
((hugs))

nancy said...

Wow, such beautiful photographs. I enjoyed the photo-journalist perspective. Very moving.

Gattina said...

OMG, must have been a heavy storm and the heaven looks so dark. Now I am reading both first the english and then portuguese, just to check if you translated correctly (lol) !

Anonymous said...

Oi Mãe, td bem?
Que fotos lindas, como disseram as suas amigas!
É uma pena a árvore ter morrido...era tão linda!!
Beijos mil!! Sô.

herhimnbryn said...

A 'Grand old Man' who's time has finally arrived. RIP.

Jeanette said...

Hi Sonia
That large tree looks so Majestic out there what a shame its got a decease hope you didnt get any damage at your house with that storm

Dauro Veras said...

Grato pela visita, Sonia! Também me senti muito bem no seu cantinho. Volte sempre.

Anonymous said...

Sonia,
acho o máximo morar em um lugar chamado "Enseada azul". Muito chic?
E lugar propício para fotos incríveis como as suas ...
Curtir a natureza, acompanhá-la, ver a árvore bonita e depois morta ...
Beijos!

Anonymous said...

Sonia,
acho o máximo morar em um lugar chamado "Enseada azul". Muito chic?
E lugar propício para fotos incríveis como as suas ...
Curtir a natureza, acompanhá-la, ver a árvore bonita e depois morta ...
Beijos!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Very sad aqbout that Beautiful Tree, Sonia..How wonderful that you have a picture of it when it was upright and seemingly healthy...!
It is always so sad when trees die....And the sky in your pictures is really scary looking...(BEAUTIFUL PICTURES by the way....)
Do you get these big storms with heaby heavy winds often, there where you live?
I don't like it when Nature scares us!

Rachel said...

Oh No! Too bad about the tree!

Those skies look very threatening indeed!!

Thank you for the Thanksgiving wish!!

Sigrun said...

That's bad Sonia, I'm sorry about your tree.

Sigrun

Britt-Arnhild said...

Lovely story, or shall I say tribute to a beautiful tree. I also wrote about a tree in my blog today - very different from yours though.

pierre said...

A friend is dead!

robin andrea said...

Very sad to read about your beautiful tree. Some winds are so strong, they topple even the the things that look invincible. Your skies look much like ours lately. A lot of wind and rain.

Mary said...

Such a lovely looking tree. However it is all part of the cycle of lifeand other life forms will benefit from the rotting trre.

Rhea said...

Hi. I had a woman from Americana stay at my house here in Boston while she was trying to learn English. I have always had fond feelings for Brazil since then.

Jean said...

Tous ces arbres sont très très beaux !
Quelle puissance , quelle beauté !

Mais , ne comprenant pas bien l'anglais ...est ce une tempète qui les a fait tomber ?

Liz Ness said...

Wow! These are awesome photos -- really capture the ominous quality of the storm!

Jeanne said...

Love and smiles across the miles.
Love Jeanne
Blessings ^j^

fernando Stickel said...

Assim, morta pela própria natureza é triste e tolerável, dentro da normalidade do ser vivo que um dia morre.
Agora, o que acontece na cidade de São Paulo, é um crime, que acompanho diáriamente. A própria Prefeitura é sempre a primeira a cortar as árvores.

Becca said...

Trees give definition to a place. I remember when a tornado hit Charleston, SC several years ago and destroyed all the old oaks in the center of the town - the whole city mourned the loss.

But, Sonia ... you live in an awesomely lovely place - beautiful photos!

Deana said...

Oh Sonia, I hate that happened. That poor tree! Oh mother nature can seem so cruel sometimes but I imagine she has her reasons.

Jean said...

How beautiful and sad!

You are just in time - today is the deadline - to submit this to the blog festival of the trees, if you feel like doing so: http://festivalofthetrees.wordpress.com/

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures, but it made me very sad to see such a lovely tree die like that!

Sonia Novaes said...

Oi,Sonia!

QUANDO vejo um desastre desse..fico muito triste...é o protesto da natureza...e os homens não percebem isso...
Cd árvore que caí...sangra meu coração,pois sou a maior defensora das árvores , quando deparo com pessoas que sangram as lindas árvores do meu bairro...fico arrasada...

Kerri said...

Oh that's a shame about the lovely tree. I hope the storm didn't cause any damage to your property Sonia.
I'll be renting "The Straight Story" thanks to your write up about it. Sounds great.

Kerri said...

That's a shame about the beautiful tree Sonia. I hope the storm didn't cause any damage to your property.
Thanks for the movie review. Sounds like a good one.

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