Category Archives: trees

~ 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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~ Lens-Artist Photo Challenge: #13 Look Up ~

When I start to feel down, I tell myself to look up and find light coming through those clouds, and to remember the ancient adage: “And this, too, shall pass away.” In spring, a bright blue sky glimpsed through fresh … Continue reading

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~ Wildfire Consequences ~

The Eagle Creek fire in the Columbia Gorge continues to burn just eighteen miles east from where I live.  Though my community is not in danger of burning, the air standard has been awful the past two weeks. Yesterday, the … Continue reading

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~ The Beauty of Aged Wood ~ WPC: Textures ~

Wood is my totem. I love touching it, carving it, warming my home with it, nurturing and admiring it as it grows — and — yes, I’m a tree hugger! Textures

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~ Remnant ~

4/12 vine maples dance limbs stretch lithe upon grey sky grieving for willow

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~ Frigid Trees ~ Skywatch Friday ~

The snow is almost gone now, just residual piles here and there, but four days ago this is what it looked like in my neighborhood. I’ve always loved seeing snow-draped evergreens, and the quietness of walking in a winter wonderland. … Continue reading

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