Tree Trunk = Hollow Shell

The naturally closed canopy in the forest on South Island prevented strong winds from penetrating below the canopy and toppling the trunks of dead trees, even those that had been made hollow by insects and fungi. When the pencil shown was slapped it came out the other side of this tree. On one dangerously steep mountain, I was forced to slide down the mountainside, hoping to fetch up against another tree. I learned the hard way, and to the amusement of others, that you must first look up to make sure the tree you are counting on (or aiming at) is a live tree.



photo by Howdy Howard, published in Saved by Bedbugs (2004)