~ Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #50: Trees ~

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.


Low tide at Beard’s Hollow


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.

Tree impressions.

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.


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5 Responses to ~ Lens-Artist Photo Challenge #50: Trees ~

  1. Leya says:

    A lovely post – and I so agree with the wonder of trees growing in the most difficult places – how is it possible? Agile and strong. I love the idea of the fledglings feeling safe in the high trees at your place. 💚

    • Lindy Le Coq says:

      Thank you, Leya! This morning there was a Hairy Woodpecker fledge (the first I’ve seen here) and many Black-capped and Chestnut-backed Chickadees with their friends the Bushtits. So fun to watch them all learning to land upright!

  2. Amy says:

    Such a beautiful tree series, Lindy. Thank you for the enjoyable tours. 🙂

  3. Lindy Le Coq says:

    You’re welcome, Amy!

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