Recently, during a very low tide, I explored the beach and cliffs of Beard’s Hollow.
This image of the promontory above Beard’s Hollow, shows the lush forested lands that are part of Cape Disappointment State Park. The name, conferred by a disgruntled British fur trader, John Meares, may well describe his mood when he arrived in 1788, but certainly doesn’t reflect the beauty of the park, which offers well-kept trails and glorious vistas.
The tenacious ability of trees to fasten themselves to hillsides and thrive has always inspired me.
Five thousand feet above sea level (1524 meters), evergreens grow to water’s edge at Odell Lake, Willamette Pass Oregon.
My favorite tree (right now anyway!) is the copse of holly in the back yard. It has grown into a fine stand that provides year long protection for birds.
Many different fledglings are being escorted to the upper branches where they safely learn how to forage in feeders.
Look closely and you will see a fledgling Downy Woodpecker on the suet with its back to the camera!
Thank you Leya, for the opportunity to showcase the wonder of trees. To see other interpretations of this challenge and/or to join in, click the link below.