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It is really hard for me to put into words why I love trees. There is just something magical and mystical about trees. Trees can be almost anything you can imagine. Take on any form, shape, or size. No two trees are alike. A tree can be a 6 foot tall flowering cherry tree or it can be a two hundred foot tall sequoia. What even is a tree? Is it a… Read More

I love flowering trees. Over the years we have tried to plant a variety of flowering trees around our house. We have had varying degrees of success in this endeavor. I do not have the greenest of thumbs. And I probably do not pick the best trees and or plant them in the best part of the yard, or prepare them and care for them the way they should be before and… Read More

There are a few of our local parks that I visit pretty regularly. One of my frequently visited spots is Sperr Park. I love it here any time of year, but the spring is particularly beautiful. The flowers planted here are starting to bloom and these beautiful flowering trees are in full bloom. These trees are bright and majestic. I love them. There don’t seem to be many places I have come… Read More

I haven’t gotten out for winter photography as much as I would like over the years. When I do get out I usually keep it local. I enjoy investigating what some of my favorite local sites look like in winter. So much can change over the seasons. One of my favorite places to explore is Tanglewood Nature Center literally across the river valley from my home. There are a wide variety of… Read More

Winter is a time of year when I can really struggle in creating new photography. I am much less adventurous in winter. And my photography probably suffers for that. I always want to take more winter landscape photographs, but somehow never seem to make it happen. Getting out and actually creating some nice winter scenes always makes me happy and fulfilled. For anyone else whose photography drops off during winter I wanted… Read More

My favorite flowering tree is the Dogwood. I especially like the wild variety. Non cultivated. Growing in the forest. The Dogwoods is one of the earliest flowering trees I see in the spring. Blossoms on the trees are fleeting. If you don’t pay attention and look for them you may not ever see them. The flower of a Dogwood tree is relatively large. And the flower spreads out and curves. Dogwood flower… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 356. Today I headed over to a local park to photograph some trees. I photographed these trees earlier in the year. It seemed like a nice time to photograph them and see if I could find a different perspective on todays visit. It was an unseasonably warm day for this time of year. 60+ degrees in December. I am not sure if that helped or hurt… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 294. I walked into the woods looking for something very representational of fall to photograph. Some colorful leaves or something along those lines. But I was also just looking for something to catch my eye. Interesting shapes. Cool patterns. Anything that captured my attention. I walked and let my gaze drift across the woods. I have been fascinated with tree trunk textures lately. Then I saw… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 160. Spent a little time photographing the trees here in New York. This tree was growing just outside the edge of the forest. In one shot I could compose an image that included the tree trunk, the edge of the forest, and the bright opening of a clearing in the background. I like how the tree trunk is half in shadow on one side. The dark… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 155. I love observing new growth coming in on plants. The way the foliage sprouts and unfurls. Creating new shapes that change over time. The leaves emerge as one color. Then there is a subtle shift in color as they grow and age. Eventually the leaves develop into the green we see on most trees. I am not sure what type of tree this is. I… Read More

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