Category Archives: trees

~ Wordless Wednesday + Cee’s FOTD ~ Autumn Color ~

Wherever you enjoy the colors of fall, please honor our earth, be kind and stay safe.🐾

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~ Words of Wisdom ~ Trees ~

“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.” –Alice Walker. Wherever you are blessed to be with trees, please honor our earth, be kind and stay safe.🐾

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #167: The Colors of Autumn ~

Ornamental maple trees are turning on their autumn razzle-dazzle all over the Pacific Northwest, as we greet October with a few days of welcome rain. The little bright crab-apples (below) caught my eye and made my mouth water. My grandmother … Continue reading

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~ TreeSquare ~ Mother Trees ~

Recently I read a fascinating book: Finding The Mother Tree, by Suzanne Simard. Through years of dedicated research she has influenced the practice of Silviculture in Canada and the USA, by proving that “forests are social, cooperative creatures connected through … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge 116 ~ Symmetry ~

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #108 ~ Sanctuary ~

Over the course of 35 years nurturing the flora of my back yard, it has become a bird sanctuary. Tall trees, medium shrubs and ground cover provide safe haven for Black-capped and Chestnut-backed Chickadees, Bushtits, Oregon Junco, Spotted Towhee, Bewick … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #107 ~ Winter ~

As autumn gives way to winter, colder days with wind and rain, strip deciduous trees bare. A crisp icy fragrance bites on the edge of the breeze, hinting of frosty nights. Queen Anne’s Lace has scattered her seed – ice crusts the … Continue reading

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~ Lens-Artists Weekly Photo Challenge #106: Autumn ~

  Summer blossoms fade, as fruit and seed ripen into autumn’s brilliance, while fields and gardens bulge with nature’s bounty. As our sun sets ever-farther southwest, days shift cooler – nights longer.   Rich cinnamon scents from fallen fruit and withering berries swirl with woodsmoke … Continue reading

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~ Tossed Upon Stormy Seas ~ Beach Sculpture ~

Uprooted and blown by the wind, this tree trunk is in an always evolving dance with ocean and land. Below, it is in the distance. A beached utility pole, must have blown over in a windstorms. From the look of the wood, … Continue reading

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~ 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 … Continue reading

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