The stump

In the State Park not too far from us there’s a tree stump in a lake. Part of the roots reach up out of the water, and sometimes turtles and alligators rest on the trunk.

There’s really nothing all that remarkable about this fallen tree, but it’s somehow different every time I see it. I’ve seen so many variations of this view that I stop by it whenever I visit the park because each time I am there, the place looks new.

It can look desolate and cold, serve as a landing spot for birds big …

or small (can you see it?),

or create a nice contrast for the sunlight shimmering on the surrounding lake.

Whatever the time of day or year, this place is always interesting and attractive.

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