I was out and about this morning, enjoying the beautiful spring weather and shooting some naturescapes and scenes around town. As I was driving home, I glanced to the side and into the woods. There was a tree whose trunk was illuminated by the sun making it stand out from the surrounding shaded trees. What registered in that split-second, however, was something peculiar: an oddly-shaped scar in the smooth bark. I found the first turnaround, whipped my car about, and headed back. Parking nearby I hiked back up the road a bit, then into the edge of the woods. The tree bore a scar that had a remarkable resemblance, in my mind anyway, to a lionfish! I shot images of the tree trunk that first attracted me, then several of the scar. I’d recorded several memorable scenes this morning but, I think, my favorite may turn out to be a tree tattoo.
A tree tattoo