Saturday, November 30, 2013

Old Glory...

I have a fascination for tree trunks.

This one is massive. 

So many stories.


Friday, November 29, 2013


Not a drop of red in this shot but I really liked the yellow draped all across this shot. 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013

Touch of red

I like the outlining on the leaves. An interesting choice, Mother Nature

You can't tell but it's pouring rain as I snap this picture

Sunday, November 24, 2013

The long view...

This is a companion shot to Saturday's Misty.

Come dusk, I expect to see a wood sprite.

Go on. Click it bigger. 


Saturday, November 23, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Indiana caution

I was looking through my Indiana photos, partly because the idea of living surrounded by trees is my idea of heaven, when I came across this tree using an old dead branch to reach for the chimney.  That's self-protective.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Dunfermline Abbey

My great-aunt and I were talking about Dunfermline Abbey today. I have a giant black and white photograph of it on my wall that my great-grandfather brought over with him many years ago.  Robert the Bruce is buried there.

My great-aunt asked if I'd taken any photographs of the Abbey when I visited a few years ago. I told her about trying to recreate the professional photograph but no matter what angle I went at it from a tree always stood in my way.  A tree. How wonderful.  Given its height, I'd say it's quite an old tree. The original is from  <a href="">Maclure, MacDonald & Co. Galsgow</a>.  I'm not sure of the date.

The following is mine.  Taken in 2009

Saturday, November 16, 2013


I saw this tree on one of my rambles. 

It looked like it was compensating for the lack of leaves on top. 

Just sayin'. 

Let the Saturday games begin.

Friday, November 15, 2013

November rain

The wind and rain were beating on this stately Pine but it held its ground.  Many a battle was fought at the foot of its ancestors so it knows not to flinch.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Old row

Mid-November and leaves continue to cling to many of the trees in Queenston.

Monday, November 11, 2013

All-seeing eye

I really liked the way I could see the background leaves through the hole in the trunk

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Trees on a raft...

Trees on a raft...

Gliding along in the water somewhere off the coast of Maine.

Oh, that was me.

I thought it was them!

Sunday comes along.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Tree Immersion...

What's not to love about Coastal Maine?

Somewhere off the coast of Bar Harbor.

Beauty everywhere you looked.


Thursday, November 7, 2013

Balls of red and orange

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't this a type of rowan or mountain ash? I'm used to them in tree not bush form, but I really liked this one, regardless.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Golden Days

I just love the sun through the leaves.  The air was crisp and and the leaves brittle but all in all, lovely.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Maple lights

The way these whirligigs are illuminated by the late afternoon sun captured my attention for a good 10 minutes or so on my walk home.

I've been away from thinking about trees for a while. The past six months have involved lots of changes for me---rather like the changes a tree might have to go through in the spring if it were replanted in a new location the previous fall. Even if the new location is a better one, on higher ground with less flooding, with more sunlight, and lots of room to grow, there's a lot to adapt to, and sinking down new roots requires a lot of work.

Of course, a tree doesn't have to move itself or have to figure out the logistics of moving. Heh.

This fall finds me in a new state working at a new job that I'm much better suited for. I'm so happy with the changes I've made. Still, lots of changes. Lots of adapting.

In my new town, I'm surrounded by oodles of magnificent trees, both large and small. They're impossible to ignore, especially in all their glorious fall colors. They also deserve to be shared, and I shall do my best on that over the next several months.

Sunday, November 3, 2013


From where I stood, that tree looked like it was growing right out of the roof shingles.


Good Sunday!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Leaf Extensions...

And the wind came roaring through on November 1, and -- poof -- these leaves are gone.

But they were spooktacular before that.

Leaf extensions.

Good Saturday!

Friday, November 1, 2013


Autumn at her finest. I kept staring out the window at this tree. Eventually, I ventured out into the rain to snap the photo on my phone. It was too beautiful to leave behind.  I wish I'd had my actual camera so you could see how sharp the delineation between colours.