20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Artistic
American Basswood Bark

During one of our many summer storms in southwest Virginia, this American Basswood tree broke and fell. I take a regular walk by the lake, and when I saw this beautiful bark, I had to capture it. It reminds me of marble, or perhaps of the continents of an alien planet.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2022
Date Uploaded: 09.2022
Photo Location: Falls Mills, Virginia, United States of America
Camera: ILCE-6400
Copyright: © Mary Hogan