I was driving through Humnoke, Ark USA this month and saw these trees. I had to stop and photograph them. I’ve never seen this before, the water WAS at a high mark, but had drained quickly, leaving all these colorful rings on the trees. It was really bizarre and odd looking. The water way is Bayou Meto, a slow moving bayou that’s one of the longest in the state. It goes under(and sometimes OVER)the highway at this point. Both sides can be very different, all in the same day, depending on the drainage speed. Taken with SanyoVPC-E2100.


cypress trees, swamp, crooked creek bayou, humnoke ar usa, winter trees

I’ve had a camera in my hand since the old Swinger Camera days (remember those?). EVERYWHERE I go, my cameras go. My friends and family gave up trying to separate us a long time ago….But I’m relatively new to digital photography. I keep saying “Where have you been all my life…?” There are so many beautiful images on Red Bubble. I’m SO inspired!

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  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardover 2 years ago

    They almost look like elephant feet. Great capture!

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 2 years ago

    The cypress tree is the only one that can live in standing water without being killed or drownded. An oak our soon die here. Love this one, reminds me of back home

  • Rocksygal52
    Rocksygal52over 2 years ago

    Amazing find and capture.

    Cheers Jude

  • AngelaHumphries
    AngelaHumphriesover 1 year ago

    Wonderful capture. I agree with Sheryl, they do remind me of elephants feet or horses hooves.

  • Jane Neill-Hancock
    Jane Neill-Han...about 1 year ago

    4th place out of 50 entries
    Unusual Finds in the Wilderness Challenge

  • Deborah Downes
    Deborah Downesabout 1 year ago

    Stunning! Love how a number of them appear to wear a pleated skirt. Also love the reflections.

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrenton8 months ago

    Awesome capture!!!!!!!

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