This photo was taken on May 4, 2014 at 1:40 PM
The location was in Bethesda, Maryland.
The "Take It!" came from taking a closer look at the surface of a rotting stump that had been decomposing for many years. The sunlight was just right to give the subtle shading to the
unusual grain pattern that had been exposed due to the falling off of the bark.
Trees offer so much mystery in what events of nature help to shape them in life and sometimes reveal the results long after they have ceased living.
The After Take: This was truly a spontaneous photo. I had just closed up the car and picked up a bucket for gathering some samples when I happened to take this closer look. Even
though I had put the momentum into play to walk to my objective, I stopped myself to capture this bit of soothing viewing of nature on display.
We are so fortunate to be living in a visual candy store.
PS: After showing this to several people and looking at it myself a few more times - the initial story is still correct - but there is a deserving another. It is the similarity to a
possible satellite photo down onto Earth to catch a Glacier or a river . The flow comparison seems similar.