Weekly Photo Challenge: Symbol

Photo By: Carrie

Rock Creek, Sierra Foothills

Have you ever carved your initials into a tree?Β  As romantic as this tradition sounds something has always stopped me from adding my mark into a trunk of a tree. I guess my relationship with trees runs more than surface deep.

*This post is part of the Weekly Photo Challenge, this week’s theme, symbol. It was challenging. You can find other interpretations HERE.

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12 comments

  1. I’ve always loved the idea too but couldn’t do it myself. For me it’s because I seem to give every living thing a set of thoughts and feelings, so I think about the reaction of the tree being carved… silly I know 😊

  2. I like your interpretation of the challenge, Carrie. As a child, I gouged my initials in each cottonwood I climbed with a large nail; it was almost a rite of passage among my siblings and me. I also enjoyed finding the initials of my mom and her siblings in those same trees. I haven’t scarred a tree since 6th grade, however, and now it would seem sacrilegious to do so.

    1. Yes, I could see the thrill in finding those names who have climbed before you. That is a beautiful, adventurous thought, Janet. And yes, when we know better…we do better!

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