Weekly photo challenge: Relic

This week’s photo challenge theme is relic. Our relic is a pine tree, giving life to fungi.

Fungi on dead tree
RELIC — Fungi cover the remains of a pine tree.

And others of today’s relics that we liked:

 

Weeping pine

While attending to the weekly hill workout, a glint caught my eye on the way up.  One of the more than 170 pine trees that needed to be cut in the days following the Christmas Day 2012 blizzard, had been weeping sap. Its “frozen” tears caught the afternoon light.

FUTURE AMBER - Pine sap drips ever so slowly from a sawn trunk.
FUTURE AMBER – Pine sap drips ever so slowly from a sawn trunk.