Friday, March 20, 2009

Pruned to the Bone

I have been enjoying the "bad tree" series on Liege Daily Photo and couldn't believe my eyes when I discovered that trees have been punished in Molfetta, too! All of the trees along the seafront have been pruned so drastically they look positively stunted. But, I know green leaves will be sprouting forth soon. The sooner the better!

15 comments:

Arnaud said...

vEry nice shot, i like your composition.

Vogon Poet said...

Great composition, with the sea "without the sea", the slightly clouded sky, the bench and the poor "bad" tree.

Babooshka said...

It's an idlyic image. I could dive in and not jump back out.

valeria said...

That's really a nice spot! I'd go there with a book..

Mediterranean kiwi said...

i prefer teh trees to be pruned - they look so much better in the summer in this shape

Lost in Sicily said...

This is a beautiful shot, so much so that I don't even mind the tree looking so barren.

B Squared said...

Looks like it has been pruned too much. hope it makes it.

Virginia said...

That's awful! PEople do that here to our crape myrtle trees. Some call it "crape MURDER"! ha I think yours qualifies. That said, what a nice composition with the bench!!
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Jacob said...

It looks kind of like it's going to reach out and grab you when you walk by. I think I'd go across the street.

Can you imagine coming home in the middle of the night, being perhaps a little tipsy and running into this thing?

Fio said...

Bella composizione. Quest'albero sembra morto, ma... speriamo bene ;-)

Buona fine settimana!

marley said...

Poor tree :(

USelaine said...

Some people just don't like nature to be natural. I've seen it done here too. The other problem is the tiny root zone allocation for air and water - such torture!

Greg Dimitriadis said...

That's a wonderful photo, I love the lack of horizon. A sort of infinity tree!

In fact, I went to Aachen and Maastricht recently and I saw that they do the same thing to trees over there. I thought that it was a Euregio thing but apparently Italy is not immune to it...

Saretta said...

Poor little tree, I'm sure it appreciates your sympathy! ;-)

cat said...

be entertained