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Shattered pine tree, Valles Caldera National Preserve, northern New Mexico

its broken old bones
hosting ten thousand vermin—
lonely mountain pine

Text and photo © 2014 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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More Carpe Diem Time Glass: “Pine Tree”

Posted on October 13, 2014, in 5-7-5, Carpe Diem, New Mexico, Our World Tuesday, Valles Caldera National Preserve and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      It looks like a lightning strike, doesn’t it?

      On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 4:04 PM, Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  1. What a fantastic old tree – it looks like ancient cross burdened with the past

  2. Looks like several broken bones surrounding it — a mighty guardian with stories to share!

  3. Ah.. those vermin are probably less of a nuisance.. old pine trees are important for diversity.. unfortunately too rare nowadays.

  4. Like Bjorn, I suspect there’s a use even for the vermin!

    Under the Pine Trees

  5. …and still standing:)-

  6. That pine reminds me of a cross …

  7. You know , even in this image I find beauty and there must be so many stories hidden.

  8. A beautiful photo with a wonderful haiku going along with it … very nice take on our “Pine Tree” time-challenge.

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