Dead trees in San Diego National Wildlife Refuge

Dead can be beautiful

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Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

Long-time readers know that I have a Bachelor of Science in Forest Management from Texas A&M University. My minors (if Texas A&M recognized minors) would have been civil engineering and organic chemistry.

My intent when I enrolled at Texas A&M was to go into structural engineering, i.e., gaining as much from the forest as we could to build our homes and businesses. Research and development with a forestry company like Weyerhauser, Texas Pacific, Louisiana Pacific, or Georgia Pacific. Even though I have never used my degree, I still have a great appreciation for trees, even dead ones.

Dead trees in San Diego National Wildlife Refuge

I found that beauty in the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge where I have been hanging out on a regular basis.

For more about the San Diego National Wildlife Refuge see these posts:

I’m trading in my beach sandals for hiking boots

A lonely sycamore grove

It’s a staredown

San Diego National Wildlife Refuge

Pictures copyright 2012 Russel Ray Photos

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8 thoughts on “Dead can be beautiful

  1. beebeesworld

    There is a “snag” a dead locust tree that my friend, a crow, uses for his/her look out-to see if I have put out scraps for him/her and their family. I love that old snag-and you are right-it is beautiful…beebeesworld

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  2. Chancy and Mumsy (Mag)

    Very nice picture! Everything has beauty, sometimes we just have to look longer to find it. Love this picture of the tree. Hugs

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