Photography Scavenger HuntMy second assignment was to head outdoors and take some pictures of plants or animals in an ecosystem that fit the following categories: something colorful, something important to nature, a strange thing, something extremely small, and something gross in nature. I was so excited! So once again my son and I headed outside with our cameras to see what we could find.
I knew exactly what I wanted for my photograph of something strange. This strange looking thing has always fascinated me. On this side it looks like an elephant with its trunk turned under.
And on this side it looks like an animal curled up sleeping. Can you see it? I had no idea what this odd growth growing on the side of a cedar tree was. Of course being who I am, I came home and Googled it. What I found was that this is a tree burl. There are mixed opinions on what causes them, but sources stated that they are highly valued for the wood inside them. Artists make all sorts of things out of them.
Well, that is all for this post. I hope you have enjoyed my photographs as much as I did taking them. Get outdoors and enjoy this beautiful fall weather!
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