Tree Roots at Mills Lake

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Marilyn Whiteley on September 4, 2007

What wonderful textures and colors!

©polytropos on September 4, 2007

It would looks very pretty in the garden of your home, Richard. :)

Lilypon on September 5, 2007

LOL I agree with polytropos Richard and agree totally with Marilyn. :)

Sorry Richard for posting your name wrong earlier. :S I was at work and wrote my reply to you too quickly (my brain/fingers didn't record what my eyes were seeing). :S

rosina lamberti on September 5, 2007

fantastic photo Richard, thanks for sharing :)

Richard Ryer on September 5, 2007

Greetings Marilyn, Thanks for visiting my latest post. Hope you are well. There are many trees that are down over the decades and the roots weather and turn reddish brown like this. They really are beautiful. Thanks for your comments.

Cheers,

Rich

Richard Ryer on September 5, 2007

Greetings Polytropos, This would be beautiful in any garden, but I would not be able to enjoy it from my jail cell!

Cheers,

Rich

Richard Ryer on September 5, 2007

Greetings Lilypon, No worries. Thanks for visiting my latest post. Fruits of a great day.

Cheers,

Rich

Richard Ryer on September 5, 2007

Greetings Bruce, Thanks for visiting the old stump and roots. I have no idea what the tree source is for these roots. All the down trees with roots like these had a very shallow root system, but I guess that is typical for these types of trees. Sorry for no help there.

Cheers,

Rich

Richard Ryer on September 5, 2007

Greetings Rosina, Thanks for visiting the tree roots and commenting. A landscaper could have a field day if these were available. Thank goodness they are in the park and will be there for years to come and everyone can enjoy. The are very beautiful.

Cheers,

Rich

Margherita-Italy on September 10, 2007

Beautiful photo Rich thanks for sharing, Greti.

Richard Ryer on September 10, 2007

Greetings Greti, Thanks for visiting and commenting the root photo. As the forest ages and the winds become more severe we have more blow down and some of the root systems that don't break up are 8 to 10 feet in diameter. After all the dirt and rocks and little roots fall off the remaining roots are pretty neat. There is one root up by Lake Hiyaha that is 8 feet in diameter and a whole family can stand in front of it for a picture. Glad you enjoyed.

Cheers,

Rich

May Margrit B. (Swis… on September 11, 2007

Richard, this photo is great! It looks as if this root had an own personality. Probably the tree has endured many good and bad times. Thanks for it! My greetings, May (Was the photo further back before in your gallery or am I mistaken? When yes, how did you change it to the first page?)

Richard Ryer on September 11, 2007

Greetings May, This was a new posting as of weekend before last. I did have a twisted trunk from a while back, maybe that was it. Thanks for visiting, glad you enjoyed.

Cheers,

Rich

May Margrit B. (Swis… on September 11, 2007

Thank you Richard for answering so fast. It's always a pleasure to see your gallery! :-) Best greetings, May

Beth Costa on November 7, 2010

Muito interessante e bonita a textura deste tronco de árvore! "Like 1"! Sua galeria é muito bonita! Saudações do Brasil!

Richard Ryer on November 8, 2010

Greetings Beth and May, Thanks for visiting this gnarly old root that lives by the shores of Mills Lake. Glad you like him. Cheers, Rich

Giancarlo Amadio on August 10, 2014

Beautiful image and wonderful subject very original and curious .. Thank you for your kind visits that reciprocate with much pleasure. Hello dear friend Rich. A friendly greeting. LIKE! + FAV! Gianni.

Richard Ryer on August 13, 2014

Greetings Giancarlo, Thanks for the visit and the comment. Glad you like it. Cheers, Rich

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Photo taken in Rocky Mountain National Park, Glacier Gorge, Estes Park, CO 80517, USA

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  • Uploaded on September 4, 2007
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    by Richard Ryer
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
    • Taken on 2007/09/03 13:01:19
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 85.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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