Sometimes I feel old.
But then I visit Cathedral Grove, on Vancouver Island, and see trees that are approaching their milllennium-th birthday!
Even though I once lived there, Vancouver Island remains one of my favorite vacation destinations.
On my last trip, in July of 2012, I re-visited the old tree.
This beauty behind me [not the horizontal one] is over 800 years old.
Had already sucked water out of the ground for three centuries before Christopher Columbus drifted by to tell the Indians they'd been "discovered".
It is a venerable beast.
76 metres tall and 9 metres round.
It makes the Leaning Tower of Pisa look like..... a pizza.
I deliberately made this image black and white, because, as we all know -- 800 years ago, color images did not exist. Years ago, I wrote a poem about it.
Thank you Alyce, for hosting this terrific Saturday Snapshot meme @ At Home With Books.