Wednesday, February 27, 2013


I like all the different colours, lighting and texture in this image. We stumbled across this tree on the path from the train to Dunkeld. 

 Here it is surrounded by fern.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Holyrood Palace

We are standing on the grounds of Holyrood Palace looking out through the gate at the Salisbury Crags.  I love the contrast between the dark iron and the amber Larch. 

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Dressed in green...

Also taken in London, Ontario in the summer of 2011. It looks to be covered by some sort of lichen.

Here's a close-up view.

I can't say whether this is indicative of disease or what. Still, it has a beauty of its own. 

Saturday, February 23, 2013


Love the way the limbs are networking. 

Taken in London, Ontario in the summer of 2011.

Thursday, February 21, 2013


Trees will grow anywhere. This is the side of a small canal at the top of Niagara Falls

Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Ignore the fact that this tree is in the car park.  It is an incredible tree. Pure and simple

Sunday, February 17, 2013


Again, taken in October of 2010, I love the way the branches of the different trees are dangling over the water and flopping about near the water's edge. Also, notice how the trunks are silhouetted in the water.


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Tied in knots...

This was taken at Lake Ontario in October of 2010. One of my fave haunts. Love the please do not feed the birds sign propped up against it. Wondering -- is that what happens when you feed the birds? Is it a cautionary tale?

Friday, February 15, 2013

Hippo tree

At first, this tree made me think of a pregnant woman

I actually deleted the photo I took of a pregnant woman walking behind the tree.  It felt like an invasion of privacy as she was upset at the time.

Then I got closer to the tree and the round belly had nostrils. 

 I couldn't decide if it looked more like a camel
or a hippo.  What do you think?

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Walk this way

Don't you just want to walk in among those trees and breathe deep?  That's the base of Salisbury Crags.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Walk to the university

Theresa walked this way to work all the time when she lived in Scotland.  Whenever I walked to meet her for lunch it took me ages to get there.  So many trees. So many beautiful sights. Lots of amazing air. 

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Going, going...

... not yet gone. 

This limb keeps hanging on. Truly, it should be on the ground by now. 

Thanks, Michigander Sister, for another great shot. 

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Into the woods...

Courtesy of Michigander Sister, taking pity on me because she knows how much I've been missing real winter snow. She sent this Friday, while we were in the midst of our own real winter storm. 

She lives in a magical place. Snapped with a Samsung Tablet. 


Thursday, February 7, 2013


This is the only photo I took on our walk past the former insane asylum/university campus. I was suffering from severe jet lag and the walk did me good. We watched a young man play soccer with his border collie.  My camera didn't come out the bag for that. Not for any of the beautiful trees along the way or the amazing view from the top of the hill.

For some reason though, this stump caught my attention and held it. I imagined a ring of fairies dining on its summit. 

What do you see?

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Snow in summer

Picture the ground covered in snow instead of grass, and instead of big huge petals the tree is dripping with snow.  That would be how things look today. All the snow made me think of this photo.

And this one

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Tree yum...

Taken at Edwards Gardens in Toronto, October of 2009. 

One of my favorite haunts. Yes, I've spent a lot of time there. 


Saturday, February 2, 2013

Living color...

Cemeteries have some of the most beautiful sweeps of trees I've ever rested my eyes upon. If you were looking for a spot of color today, this is it.

You're welcome.