Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tree Art

Hello, Dear Ones. I rode around in our Historic District today to take photos to show you something interesting. If you don't know, our little island was devastated by Hurricane Ike in 2008. So many of our trees were killed by the salt water - an estimated 30,000. Many being 100 year old oak trees. Our island was so very sad to loose these beautiful trees. Because of safety, they had to come down. But someone had a wonderful idea and had many of the dead trees turned into Oak Tree Stump Art. So without further words from my tiny mouth, here are some for your viewing pleasure...




This is carved as the memorial to our lost trees.





Dalmatian carved at the main fire station.

His fire hydrant! Isn't this so cute!







These are just beautiful and are in a gorgeous setting of the olden home and gardens.





Look at this doggy! He's just adorable and he's so big!

This little angel is holding a bunny.


Artsy pelican.

This is my favorite ~ the Tin Man. He almost looks like he's made from copper, doesn't he? As you can see, these are not tiny sculptures, but 6 to 9 or more feet tall. I think these sculptures will certianly be a part of Galveston's history to come.

If you have a huge oak tree, go outside, give it a kiss and thank God for it! :)

Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

The Tin Man
Sometimes late when things are real
And people share the gift of gab between themselves
Some are quick to take the bait
And catch the perfect prize that waits among the shelves

But Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man
That he didn't, didn't already have
And Cause never was the reason for the evening
Or the tropic of Sir Galahad.

So please believe in me
When I say I'm spinning round, round, round, round
Smoke glass stain bright color
Image going down, down, down, down
Soapsuds green like bubbles

Oh, Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man
That he didn't, didn't already have
And Cause never was the reason for the evening
Or the tropic of Sir Galahad

So please believe in me
When I say I'm spinning round, round, round, round
Smoke glass stain bright color
Image going down, down, down, down
Soapsuds green like bubbles

No, Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man
That he didn't, didn't already have
And Cause never was the reason for the evening
Or the tropic of Sir Galahad
~ sung by America