I vaguely remember when, a few years ago, one of my neighbors created this lawn art over the course of several days. Chainsaw comes to mind as main tool, but my recollection is sketchy. Until shooting the Featured Image, though, I didn’t understand that a massive, magnificent tree reached skyward several stories above the roof. Google Street View reveals what was.
The stump sculpture has aged quite nicely, baked in the San Diego sun.
Henry, a tiger tabby profiled in my “Cats of University Heights” series, lives on the property, coincidentally. I first photographed him in March 2017.
Photo vitals, aperture manually set: f/2.8, ISO 100, 1/400 sec, 28mm; 10:31 a.m. PST, Jan. 29, 2022; Leica Q2.