Tag Archives: trees

~ 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-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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~ Nature Photo Challenge ~ Day 2 ~

The day is clear and bright, though still freezing and our snow is going nowhere for a while longer! Here is a shot from this morning as the sun was coming up. In an effort to flood Facebook with the … Continue reading

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~ Wordless Wednesday ~

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~ Season’s Greenings ~ In A Vase On Monday ~

When we moved into our home thirty-three years ago, I discovered a copse of holly (Ilex aquifolium) in the back yard. As I worked the grounds, whenever I found other holly starts, I transplanted them into the copse. Now the … Continue reading

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