A Standing CorpseUnder the seething heat of the sunA Standing Corpse by NathanielFlyingOwl
A juniper stands on a dry hill
Like so many surrounding him
He was burned to death by a wildfire
His twisted branches are smoky white
Still reaching out for all the heavens
In botanical rigor mortis
He is a skeleton of a tree
A standing corpse in desert sunlight
Never to drink another raindrop
As dry as the earth that hold his roots
I step closer to this juniper
Small clouds of dust kicked up by my feet
I gently touch his bark and wonder
How long until his form break apart
Last LifetimesThe wind tastes the marrow of my bonesLast Lifetimes by NathanielFlyingOwl
Jehovah's movements become evident
Through the leaves of each tree I encounter
And moments can last lifetimes when I pause
To listen for the song quietly sung
By the branches seeking to comfort my soul
What better Elysium can there be?
A Challenge! With Features and Premium MembershipsHello everyone!A Challenge! With Features and Premium Memberships by theperian
To those who celebrate it, a happy Thanksgiving. I was thinking about it last night, and I would like to give thanks to everyone here - all the wonderful artists, fabulous photographers and aspiring creators who have made these past few years great. But I also wanted to give thanks (and a bit of help) to this amazing world of ours. So, why not combine the two?
So, here's the challenge (and there are potentially nearly a thousand of you reading this, so we could make this something truly spectacular!)
Scientific consensus agrees that climate change is happening, mostly due to carbon. And even if you are among the few who prefer not to look at that, we still need oxygen and, as artists, we use paper all of the time. So, one way or another, we're all quite dependant on trees. (Besides, forest glades are fabulous places to come up with creative ideas.)
On average, we could completely negate our carbon footprint by planting 20 trees per year. Even one would be a fanta
For the Love of Nature..For the love of nature in all her art forms.For the Love of Nature.. by Roses-to-Ashes
Berlin infrared by MichiLaukeFollow the Trail by LashelleValentineBurning Blackout by NayeliNeriaShiny Blue by AljoschaThielenCabin view.img619, with story by harrietsfriendPeculiar by NellekeFraicheur Matinale by olivierchattlainwindscreen fruit by virtualgadjoThe Woodwinds by offermoordDragon Flower Tree by DragonforgeDefeated by DpressedSouldark morning by indojoFalling Leaves by Clu-art
One Direction by A2MatosRainbow Fluorite Tree Goddess Statue by ChristinaHutchA Foggy Day by tvurkHalloween Gem Tree Garden 2013 by Industrial-PopForest Of Color by kkartBlack velvet ribbon tree of life choker necklace by AbsolutemarketAura by AnnMarieBoneDeja Vu by Oer-Wout
Nature!!!:iconspring-6plz::iconspring-7plz::iconspring-8plz::iconspring-9plz::iconspring-10plz:Nature!!! by Roses-to-Ashes
Since I can't share my own art.. Here is other peoples art!! Enjoy!!
Peephole by SchwarzWieEbenholZ-- by WeissglutMy Church by TanjaMariaNightglow by offermoordAwaking in red by HelaLePuppenglanz und Scherenschnitt by Roth-FuchsFainting Light by offermoordMaritime Pine by beads-poetMoonstone 'Silver Lining' by IlyereWire Tree by ADHD-artTree of life pendant with mother of pearl moon by ksuecsrDistant Memory by Lady-CaT
New Horizons by Natan-EstivalletAbstract SnowStorm by alexandre-deschaumes:thumb358354282:Sweet Sunset by gigi50Faceted Mini Trees by FreiaInguzGolden Waters by AnnMarieBoneAutumn Birches by aragoniaFirst Snowfall by aragoniaWinter Solitude by aragoniaJuvenile nuthatch by Rajmund67Last leaves by tadzio89Underneath by StygmaAmber And Gold by Cluke111Dog and Tree by beads-poet:thumb360923213::
The Tree of Good IntentionsLeafless, bleached, towering; it is the only shadow for miles and miles; unwavering and fragmented.The Tree of Good Intentions by BluestWaves
When the afternoon sinks, the white tree becomes aflame with sundown.
It might have been dreaming of the time when it had leaves, but it was long ago and the desert has not been any milder since then; but before, the people came to crown it with flowers. They watered it every day at dawn and sang sweet songs about its roots, fabled to sink deep into the core of the world. And the children climbed the branches and talked to it, and told it it was those branches where good intentions nested.
But before, that was before. Then the sky started to change and the nomads chased after it, and when its time had to come, the tree died.
This sunset spreads through its ancient veins a ghost warmth it knows from another thousand ancient sunsets, but there is a vibration that reaches from the sand and tells, something is about to happen that has not happened since countless moons.
And it does, and soon
Trees have always been something more than just plants to the mankind. The worship of trees might be forgotten, but still the symbol of tree survives in our subconscious. Almost every nation has myths and legends about trees, placing the tree as the central axis of the world, or worshipping it as a dwelling place of gods or spirits, the giver of knowledge, connection between worlds or as ancestors of the tribe. And the fact that you are here proves that the love for trees survives until this day.
If you are interested in the role of trees in mythology, you can find more in this news article:
Magic TreesTrees have always been something more than just plants to the mankind. The worship of trees might be forgotten, but still the symbol of tree survives in our subconscious. Almost every nation has myths and legends about trees, placing the tree as the central axis of the world, or worshipping it as a dwelling place of gods or spirits, the giver of knowledge, connection between worlds or as ancestors of the tribe.
WE ARE A GROUP FOCUSED ON TREES IN TRADITIONAL AND DIGITAL ART. For tree photography, go to our sister group
A tree or its part MUST be the main part of the picture, or at least one of its main parts.
Photography submissions to the gallery will be declined, but you can submit them to the group's favourites treelovers.deviantart.com/favo…
The submission limit is three works per day.
Our gallery folders are:
Traditional art - for traditional drawings and paintings
Digital art - for digital drawings and paintings
Literature - for poems and stories featuring trees
Crafts and Design - sculpture, body art, jewelery, bead work and everything handmade, also tattoo and t-shirt design
Fractal Trees - made with fractal programmes
Living monuments - is the only photography folder, but it's only for the photos of the most exceptional trees - biggest, oldest, with exceptional history... If the reason of submitting the photo into this folder is not obvious, it must be stated in the artist's comments. Please don't submit a photo of every bigger tree in your surroundings, the true living monuments are only a few, and collecting them is the sense of this folder.
Photomanipulation - must be easily discernable from a photo, not just a photo with some filters but more connected elements, and should be in the digital art-> photomanipulation cathegory
I hope you'll have a nice time in the group! If you have any questions, send a note to the group, or to me,
Best of Trees - Photography Contest:iconbonsai1plz: Welcome to Our Next Contest!! :iconbonsai1plz:
Only a few days left to get your entries in or donate some prizes!!
This Contest Will be for our Photographers As chosen in our last poll [link] Keep reading to find out how you can participate!!
:iconbonsai1plz: Rules & Regulations :iconbonsai1plz:
:icontree2plz: Theme: The theme for this contest is "Best of Trees - Photography" as chosen by the mass majority of our members! This Theme is a very broad theme, which leaves you with a variety of options for entries.
:icontree2plz: What should my entry be? The one major rule is your entry must be a photograph. We will accept no digital edits, no HDRs, No color changes ect. (Small amounts of sharpening and/or contrast edits are allowed.) exif data must be on your submission. (aka camera data)Infrared will be allowed as long as its n
sifro. - solve the codes and win points! IMPORTANT: the login into the submmitting system currently doen't work. I'll try to fix it somehow, but until then, the "Try it without login" link still works. If you submit the solution to a cipher, it will give you a link to the next one. It just won't remember your position in the game, so better save that link, or remember the solution so you can get it again.
July/7/2014 - After a year and half, we finally have a next winner! It's Dimensionwalker21, winning 360 points. Congratulations!
Dec/24/2012 - We have a next winner! It's WintersRead, winning 306 points!
Nov/11/2012 - The second winner is nuvak! He generously refused the point reward, so there is still a lot of points in the pool for the next winner!
Oct/12/2012 - We have the first winner! It's ninquetari, who wins 475 points!
The easy day was yesterday! Today, the game begins! And It's just in time for dA's birthday!
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