Oh, come on! How could I not change the banner and background? Look at that face! And finally, a nice subtle background color, and lots of room for photos, and everything works. But mostly…it was that face!
In other news, it was a beautiful day today and I took a drive to the nearby Mill Springs Battlefield, of the Civil War era. It was interesting, if not a bit depressing, as most battlefields are. But then I found this old tree, close to the place where well-known General Zollicoffer was killed. I’m not really a follower of the Civil War, like some folks are. I was more attracted to this tree, which I’m betting a lot of visitors to this area probably don’t even notice.
I’m not positive what species it is, but I intend to go back again for a closer look and try to find out. Most of the heartwood is missing – instead there’s a huge hollow in the main trunk.
What caught my eye too, was the scarred swirly spot where there most likely used to be a limb. Not to mention the fact that although much of the heartwood was gone, there was new growth toward the top of the tree.