LOVE THIS! Anton Pavlenko - gotta find a way for Cali to do an inspired painting from this perspective, maybe blue paper- sponge on yellows & oranges? dry - come back and use torn paper to create tree trunk - draw branches with sharpie ??? I don't know but we'll try something!
Bodhi Tree Bodh-Gaya, India Probably the most respected and most visited tree in the world grows in India, in Bihar State, in the Buddhist Mahabodhi temple. According to the legend, it is at this point that Prince Siddhartha once attained enlightenment and became Buddha. Of course, the first plant is not preserved. The tree now growing in the temple is a descendant of the original tree once taken to Sri Lanka. According to the Buddhist tradition, a similar tree should grow on the territory…
For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit. Jeremiah 17:8
Junipers: Curliest Trees on Earth - To the untrained eye they may well appear to be anything but alive, as grey, gnarled and twisted as they sometimes are, but do not be fooled. When it comes to survival, these incredible life-forms can teach us poor humans some valuable lessons. The Juniper may be the curliest, and possibly ugliest tree on the face of the planet, but it might just outlast us at the end of the day.