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Once Upon A Time I Was An Oak Tree by barnsis


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There once stood a very large Oak tree at the entrance to the small village of Kimmswick Missouri. The tree died but instead of cutting it down a local carver created this wooden work of art.
Kimmswick is about 20 miles south of St. Louis Missouri. It is a small town with around 100 residents and was founded in 1859 on the banks of the Mississippi River. The town is now a popular tourist destination, and features numerous antique and craft stores and country-style restaurants, several log cabins or homes and numerous old style homes.
They hold an annual Apple Butter Festival each fall where people can watch the apple butter being cooked outside over large open fires in large iron kettles being stirred with the old wooden apple butter paddles.
The tree carving depicts this apple butter festival.

Nikon D40X with Nikon 300mm VR lens on auto focus.


wood carving, wood statue, byron snider

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  • Pamela Phelps
    Pamela Phelpsover 2 years ago

    Nice carvings on that tree! Some talent people like that have! Great capture my friend!, good lighting!

  • Thank you Sis

    – barnsis

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseover 2 years ago

    Wow, fantastic carving, and great capture!!

  • Thank you very much

    – barnsis

  • Enivea
    Eniveaover 2 years ago

    Great to see the timber carrying on in another life. I’m sure the air smells great during the apple butter festival.

  • I quite agree, yes it does smell good but there are so many people that I don’t like to go any more.

    – barnsis

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertover 2 years ago

    Great capture of beautiful artwork…..

  • Thank you Mr. T

    – barnsis

  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 2 years ago

    stunning capture Byron!!!!!

  • Thank you Charmiene

    – barnsis

  • BCallahan
    BCallahanover 2 years ago

    What a cool thing for that carver to do!!! it’s just wonderful… and you made me want to come to Missouri and visit Kimmswick! What a wonderful capture of this lovely landmark!

  • Kimmswick is one great town for ladies to find all kinds of artsy crafty things. there are several blocks of one shop after another and most of them specialize in different items. A lot of them are local hand crafted items. Yes you would love it. I will take you and show you where it is but them I will go do something and come back and get you later (:>)

    – barnsis

  • Cynthia Broomfield
    Cynthia Broomf...over 2 years ago

    Beautiful carvings! Great capture!!!

  • Thank you

    – barnsis

  • maggie326
    maggie326over 2 years ago

    Great capture wonderful carving on the tree

  • Thank you

    – barnsis

  • Samohsong
    Samohsongover 2 years ago

    Good for the artist who gave the village a beautiful work of art! Love the photo Byron! ~Sam

  • Thank you Sam

    – barnsis

  • Maree Cardinale
    Maree Cardinaleover 2 years ago

    Wonderful image… I love all the wood chips left, or placed :), at the bottom.

  • Thank you, I believe they were just left where they fell, this is fairly new.

    – barnsis

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