Tree Art and Trees

(For Cee’s Black & White photo challenge: Tree art and trees)

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Arizona Dreaming

Culling through old photographs and pulling favourites. Featured is a grove of mesquite trees at Coon’s Bluff. The dreamlike image that follows is from Bryce Thomson Arboretum. Heart memories.

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Of Trees

(For Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: trees or tree parts)

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Reflections in Green and Blue

Does the woodpecker pause to notice the beauty of his surroundings? I might have focused my lens on this Downy, but it is the background colours that speak to me now (featured image). I caught the river in a particularly still moment (above) until something disturbed the calm allowing me to create the dreamy image […]

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VJ’s Weekly Challenge: trees

Did you now that trees are community oriented, and that they can alter their chemistry to benefit their social families? I’ve been reading the Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben, and recently viewed a Nature of Things episode on the same subject. Seems trees have much to teach us. This week I challenge you […]

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What the Tree Told Me

Trees have stories to tell. I’m sure of it. I find my lens drawn to holes and broken places, wonder about the life that finds shelter there, wonder what the tree can teach me. The art of creativity means setting aside the logical mind, listening to nuances, allowing the expression of the irrational. I let […]

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For the Love of Trees

I haven’t met a tree that didn’t have a story to tell, or at very least an invitation, as the trees featured, whose proffered shade entices. This lone tree speaks to me of isolation and perseverance in times of strife. Oh, the tales this old trunk could relate. I know my inner child stirs at […]

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CB&WC: Circles

Must have been hungry when thinking of this prompt, because my mind went to bowls, brimming with vegetable curry – so yummy. Or that marvellous Mediterranean gluten free pizza I had at the Mill Street Pub in Ottawa. Now, I’ve made you hungry, for which I apologize. ┬áMaybe this circle of trees, taken at our […]

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CB&WC: Trees

Much has been written in praise of a tree, the promise of roots, the elegance of branches I am awed by a tree’s durability – how it adapts no matter the conditions how it bears its scars with silent grace, remains steadfast in its presence – no matter where I’ve travelled, the tree is a […]

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