Thursday, April 06, 2006

Peace Valley Park, No. 5, Pooh Tree

In Peace Valley Park near Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania is a trail called by the name of Pooh Circle.


On Pooh Circle trail is Pooh Tree on a side creek that feeds into the North Branch of the Neshaminy Creek. Pooh Tree is an extra large and old tree that has a large hollow cavern inside. To give a sense of perspective, my height is five foot five inches and I can easily enter the opening you see in the trunk without bending down.


Here's a close-up view of the entrance into the hollow trunk.


Inside the trunk, there is easily room for several people to stand at the same time. In this and the next picture I am taking the picture from inside the tree looking up. The height of the hollow trunk is easily more than twice as high as me.


This is roughly the same view as the above photo but taken without a flash. With a little creativity, one might imagine that this picture shows a volcano with the two light areas being molten lava. Of course, the two light areas are actually holes in the trunk to the outside.

Yes, Pooh Bear might have loved this tree.

12 comments:

Using up the words.... said...

Hey Tim,

I'm a huge fan of Pooh Bear, and I'm quite sure he would be a fan of the tree. A perfect place to hum a little tune, or eat some honey. :)

Hope you had a lovely wander around.

San Nakji said...

Wow, I would love to see a tree like this. The area you live is amazing. Could you please let me know where exactly you are on a map?

Minka said...

I am pretty sure that Winnie would love to lick a bit of honey under this tree. I love your picture sso much. keep them coming. And I saw saw the volcano image in the last photo...

Ginnie said...

I am so glad you explained the perspective of this tree, Tim, because on first glance I had no idea it was that big! No wonder it's famous :) And most definitely, Pooh Bear would be honored.

Zanne said...

Wow = That's absolutely fantastic! I'd love to see you photograph this spot again when all the trees are leafed out....I bet it's even more fantastic. You find the most interesting things to photograph.

Crystal said...

Hey, nice posts on Belize & Copan! Central America is such an amazing region of the world, because you've got all that rich history and then there's the lush tropical nature to take in. It's fun exploring ruins especially if you've got a good tour guide who can add some insight. Robi & I didn't have a guide nor know much about Copan when we went, so we missed out on learning the exact purpose of the buildings etc., but still it was a beautiful place.

Tim Rice said...

Hi, using up the words. Thanks for coming by. And yes, I had a lovely wander around.

san nakji, I live about 20 - 30 miles north of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I live in Souderton. This tree is nearer Doylestown. And you know, if we know how to look, I think most areas of the world are amazing.

Thanks, minka. Glad you enjoy the pictures. I enjoy taking them. And when I noticed the volcano in the final picture I thought that was neat.

Hi ginnie. I knew I needed to give a little size perspective on the tree because there was nothing in the picture to define size. Now if I would have had my tripod with me, I could have set the timer on my camera and stood next to the entrance hole in the tree to give perspective. It is a neat tree though right now Pooh might be a bit disappointed since there are no bees in it.

Thanks, zanne. I'll try to remember to photograph it again when the leaves are out. The neat thing is, zanne, that the majority of things I put up on the blog are local within a half hour drive or less.

Thanks, crystal. It's neat when I can share my experiences to be enjoyed by others. The ruins were fun to visit.

sage said...

it's kind of sad that my daughter is growing out of Pooh... but this tree is neat!

consise10 said...

Trees like that have incredible character.I like the vividness of the pics you always tend to capture and share.

Ontario Wanderer said...

Great tree photos and I too love the tree. I remember some great hollow trees from my childhood but have not seen one quite that big for a few years.

I also liked your 01:02:03 04/05/06 note!!!

Tim Rice said...

Thanks, sage. It is a special tree for me, too. Your daughter may be growing out of Pooh now; but she may in later years have fond memories of Pooh. A time to let go and a time to come back. But my guess is that many parents and other adults experience that same sorrow as children grow out of and into new things.

Thanks, consise10. It's good to have you come by. Glad you enjoy many of my photos.

Welcome, ontario wonderer. Thanks for coming by. Large trees are impressive and then to be able to go inside them, yet is something else.

Caitlin Domanico Photography said...

Just found this after a google search of the pooh tree @ peace valley. We grew up going there and playing in and around it with my dad. What a sweet place!