I photographed this cross section of a tree trunk back in 2007 when it had just been freshly cut. Back then, the lumber was unsoiled and it still had the rich, earthy aroma of a fine wood.
That old photo has served as the texture and pattern in a number of my digital mandala creations. Today, I decided to reshoot this aged piece of wood that has weathered many a storm. in the elements as yard art. The concentric rings are becoming more distinctive and the cracks are more pronounced. It's still beautiful and full of wisdom.