Heartwood is the dead wood at the center of a trunk or branch of a tree. Although it no longer sustains the tree’s life by conducting water, it does supply support.
I find wonderful symbolism in the definition of a tree and what characterizes "heart"as giving strength and support. A peak inside the heart of this old tree shows an interesting curl. Almost as if it is embracing itself.


  • leslie wood
    leslie woodalmost 7 years ago

    I think this is gorgeous! Love the curve in the center and the detail in the wood!

  • Thank you!

    – Dawne Olson

  • BuddyH
    BuddyHalmost 7 years ago

    Beautiful natural abstract!

  • Thanks Buddy!

    – Dawne Olson

  • Rebecca Cruz
    Rebecca Cruzover 6 years ago

    This is so engaging, Dawne! I love the detail you’ve captured here. Nicely done!

  • Thanks Rebecca… it was just lying there waiting to be noticed

    – Dawne Olson

  • Gisele Bedard
    Gisele Bedardover 6 years ago

    Fantastiic lines and color.

  • Thanks Gigi…I don’t know if I find the trees or the trees find me, but it made me so happy to see this one.

    – Dawne Olson

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyover 6 years ago

    Stunning capture! Incredible composition, lines and texture!

  • Thanks for the affirmation JoAnne, I really appreciate your comment

    – Dawne Olson

  • Shell59
    Shell59over 6 years ago

    I ditto Incredible Composition!.. Lighting.. everything Just Right!

  • Cvail73
    Cvail73over 6 years ago

    Well spotted, impressive!

  • Thank you!

    – Dawne Olson

  • Amanda Gazidis
    Amanda Gazidisover 6 years ago

    What a wonderful shape!! Fantastic work!!

  • Thank you!

    – Dawne Olson

  • Jon Carraher
    Jon Carraherover 6 years ago

    nice shot!

  • Fiery-Fire
    Fiery-Fireabout 5 years ago

    You have been showcased in my Gnarl my weekend !!!

    Yey !!! lets have a gnarls party !!!

    (if you don’t wish for your image to be a part of this feature, please do let me know and I will remove it )

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