One of the many things about trees that fascinates me: bark. This is the bark of the Eastern Hemlock.
Photographed this weekend at Old Man's Cave in the Hocking Hills region of Ohio, where I spent a couple of hours hiking with my blogging friend Meg (Art of Rustic). If you want to read some fantastically descriptive ruminations on nature and country living, go check out Meg's blog. You won't regret it!