Tenere Tree  

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Tenere Tree
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Recently, I learned the sad story of Arbre du Ténéré - the most isolated tree on Earth (the only one within more than 400 km). I was so touched I could not help making a wallpaper about it! From Wikipedia: It was the last surviving tree of a group of trees that grew when the Sahara desert was less parched than it is today. It was a landmark on caravan routes through the Ténéré region of the Sahara in northeast Niger — so well known that it is the only tree to be shown on a map. The tree was knocked down by an allegedly drunk Libyan truck driver in 1973. More sizes at Also available in Wallpaper Clock format at Thanks!


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01/04/08 5:40 PM GMT
What a touching story..who'd have thought it.
This is a lovely wallpaper, a tribute to the tree :)
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01/04/08 6:10 PM GMT
Lovely tribute to a landmark. Very good work!
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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life.
01/04/08 6:51 PM GMT
Excellent illustration and such a touching story you've brought with it.

♦ :) PJ ♦

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"Where there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see." ~Dorothea Lange
01/04/08 7:53 PM GMT
What a sad story & what a poignant image to go along with it !
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01/04/08 9:17 PM GMT
A sad story and a wonderful image to go with it!
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01/05/08 12:02 AM GMT
A grand gesture for such a sad story!! Thanks for sharing this work and history!!
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Why do the pictures come out square when the lens is round?? Picture Purrrfect .
01/05/08 4:42 AM GMT
What a sad story, but what a beautiful wallpaper! I love the simplicity in this work.
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"I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled [poets] to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean." --Socrates (in "Apology")
01/08/08 9:57 AM GMT
Lovely wallpaper of this sad sad tree!
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When you're through with life and all hope is lost. Hold out your hand 'cos friends will be friends - right till the end.
02/20/08 5:50 PM GMT
Your simplicity touches peoples heart in a most elegant way!! V
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02/23/08 12:21 AM GMT
This is so cool!
I love it! faved!
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07/10/08 11:08 PM GMT
You inspired me to read the story of the loneliest tree... It really touched me. The poor thing :(
Nice work. Simple yet meaningful
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08/06/08 5:42 PM GMT
very nice
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08/17/09 3:32 PM GMT
Very well done,the wallpaper says it all.Thank you for the touching story.It really touched me.
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08/24/09 10:02 PM GMT
Oh Vlad, how sweet of you to be so touched by the "Lonely Tree." I have ALWAYS loved your brilliant artworks, and I see not just your wonderful sense of humour and of nature in them, but also your tender heartedness in so many of them. Perhaps you need to draw a fellow with a tender heart right in the middle of his chest as a tribute to VLAD! You are so very special, and I wish you the very best life has to offer. God bless you always!
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