Getting to the root of it

photograph (by moi), acrylic paint, ink, glaze 
I always gravitate towards taking photographs of trees, roots, bark. There is the "dragon tree", the "owl face tree", and bark.

Tree bark in Glen Helen

Tree Worship wiki entry
I had fun visiting Tree Whispers Blog
National Geographic Speaker discusses human connection with trees. 

Controversy but really just Mistaken Identity.
While it's not hanging from a tree but actually attached to a post, the timing and look of it has unfortunately given a wrong impression.

Racist or History? Some judges want murals removed that dredge up offensive imagery of slavery.

Condom dress banned, ahem! from (wait for it) Catholic School art show.