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I’m fascinated by this tree which grows in Lafayette, Louisiana. I think it must have fallen after a storm and then started growing again because the base of its trunk is very misshappen and convoluted as though it had been twisted and torn at one time. I stumbled across this quotation by Winston Churchill and immediately thought about this lone live oak. I think the words of the statesman and this stately old tree go well together. It’s encouragement for those who consider themselves loners because, as Churchill pointed out, solitary trees, having overcome the adversities of loneliness, grow stronger as a result.


  • Madeline M  Allen
    Madeline M Allenabout 7 years ago

    Stunning!! Fine work!!

  • jesika
    jesikaabout 7 years ago

    Bonnie, although this is a wonderful, venerable oak, it looks so much like a bonsai. Or perhaps a bonsai loks like this…

  • nmbrplus
    nmbrplusabout 7 years ago

    This is a lovely capture Bonnie; what an incredibly beautiful old Oak; and you’ve captured it superbly!!!

  • Rosalie Dale
    Rosalie Daleabout 7 years ago

    Well presented, and great statement.

  • Darline
    Darlineabout 7 years ago

    another wonderful piece of art….love it

  • Kimberly Palmer
    Kimberly Palmerabout 7 years ago

    This is fantastic……. I love trees, and this one is fascinating for sure. I see why you love it.

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