A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.





Monday, December 15, 2014

Another Stupid Idea






 See that branch sticking out at about ten o'clock?  
That is all that is alive on this once great tree.
After cutting the tunnel it killed the rest of the tree.

I somehow missed "Big Stump" referred to in that sign so I pulled these from the internet to show.






16 comments:

s.c said...

Yes people do really stupid things even today while they must know better.

biebkriebels said...

Yes, people and nature, a difficult combination.......

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Unbelievable John.. and we are supposed to be the most intelligent of the species, this sort of thing makes me seriously doubt this theory !

EG CameraGirl said...

This won't be the last stupid idea we see in our lifetime, John.

Linda Kay said...

We were able to see this one in person.

MarkD60 said...

I once saw a picture of a "house" carved out of a log that was about as big as a shipping container.

TexWisGirl said...

we humans are a selfish bunch.

Felicia said...

and i'm sure there are still some stupid humans writing and carving all over it.

They truly are magnificent trees.

Scott Law said...

My wife and I visited the beautiful Sequoias just last June for the first time. Photos just can't do them justice . . . even mine ;-) Thanks for the memories and reminders.

Andy said...

If only we go back and undo past mistakes.

E.liza"BETH" said...

on our list of what to see for sure. i want to see those mighty Sequoias. so gorgeous! ( :

theconstantwalker said...

Hopefully time has made us more aware of nature and how to protect it... not too sure though John?

The Furry Gnome said...

Interesting insight on history of our attitudes, and such a shame. Hopefully our ideas of nature have evolved a little!

Randy said...

I was there when I was a kid. Nice shots.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

I agree. How stupid of that tree to grow exactly where the road was going to go. And they say that age brings wisdom!

photowannabe said...

It's been many years since I went there. I love the majesty of the trees and wish that they hadn't been cut and "maimed".