Saturday, July 08, 2006

spidery arms

spidery arms
Originally uploaded by equusignis.

it had been a very long time since i'd visited these trees. probably at least 20 years or so.

yea, a long time between visits for people. but for the trees, it must have been afternoon tea. it makes you look at things differently. i looked at the cross section of one sequoia that is around 2000+ years old. it is interesting to see milestones in terms of human history against its rings. while we were figuring out the printing press, the tree was in its adolescence...

yea, perspective...


Lever said...

Gutenberg, 1558, right? That's a mighty old tree :)

And the 2000+ year old one would have "seen" a lot on a world basis, but when you think about it on a local level, all would have been pretty peaceful until the Europeans turned up... :o

narthex said...

well, actually i was thinking about the first movable type presses invented in the far east c. 1041 ; )

yea, i think it would have been pretty peaceful...marmots frolicking and partying, eating psylocibes; bears having honey pot parties... ; ))