treetuesday

Bright Splashes in the Winter Woods

When the landscape seems mostly to be composed of dark trunks of trees contrasted with white snow and deep greens of the evergreens, to come across this scene where the last of the clinging leaves bring bright splashes of colour can almost take your breath away! Such beauty, like a ray of hope that there will be colour in the world again!

Both Steven and I have been very sick with the flu and are not yet recovered. I just wanted to reassure my friends that we are still here and hope to be back to our usual selves soon.

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Multiple Exposure of Metasequoia Glyptostroboides or Dawn Redwood

 

During the blur mentorship (Blurs and Unsharp Photography Guided Play, led by +Alex Lapidus) I was inspired to discover the feature of in camera multiple exposures. I have had loads of fun this week and this was the result of one of these experiments. It was composed of a total of 9 images taken one after the other as I walked all around this rare deciduous conifer, common name of Dawn Redwood* which is in full spring foliage now. The resulting image, blended in the camera, gives a lovely effect of light, I think and I was pleased with how it came out.

*"This genus, dating from prehistoric times was thought to be extinct and was known only in fossils until a single living species was found as recently as 1941 in an old Chinese temple. Since its discovery the Dawn Redwood has been widely distributed and is found in many arboretums, parks and gardens throughout the world." source: Conifers for Your Garden, by Adrian Bloom.

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Evening Light, Winter Woodland

 

As we were going on a walk through the woods a couple of weeks ago, the sun was going down and casting a low, slanting light that seemed to undulate through the drifts of snow. Each time I have passed this group of trees the same effect has caught my eye. I can't imagine how it looks now, after our heavy snowfall and high winds, but probably almost the same, just a lot deeper. It's a very peaceful place and even quieter in the snow.

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Cloudy with a Chance of Flowers

 

Yesterday the weather forecaster announced on CBC radio that it would be "Cloudy with a chance of flowers". I wish. I just had to share that with you all and hope it made you laugh as it did us.

On our recent road trip, as we were driving along the 401 in the direction of Toronto, the evening sky was really interesting and changed constantly. These fingers of light reaching down to touch the stretching bare trees were quite beautiful.

The sunset was stunning and I stopped to photograph it a little later, but I liked this one for today. It was taken out of the car window.

It's been pouring with rain all day today, melting the snow that fell on the weekend. The winter is settling in. I wish it weren't so early.

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Surrounded by Trees-133/365

Our house is surrounded by trees. In the old days they understood how important this was. In the summer, the leaves, dense and green, stop the heat from getting in through the windows and keep the house cool. These leaves are a natural air conditioner, using no power, naturally filtering out the heat.  The birds find shelter in them, nest and raise their young in the branches and the evergreens and shrubs that are at the ground level.The sun filters through only when it is lower at sunrise and again at sunset, once the intense heat of the day is beginning to dissipate. In the winter, when all the leaves are off and the branches are bare, the sun's rays stream through all the big windows, warming and lighting the interior during the shorter winter days. The rooms are bright and airy. What can be better than that?

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Eccentrics, Because Aren't We All a Little Eccentric Sometimes? – 62/365

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Reflecting on Ontario – 34/365

This was taken on our trip through Ontario last October. While Steven was teaching his workshops in Ottawa, I got to explore the countryside. The weather was bright on this one particular day and the leaves reflected in the water had a rich golden tone. They almost looked like a mosaic. I feel warmer just looking at this and remembering how peaceful it all was.

This is another day when I get to treat myself by going through photographs I took in the past that have not been shared. I have had this one in my sights for a while and so today is the day it will see the light (and just to confuse matters further, it is for yesterday's submission).

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Snowy Park – 19/365

How do you follow up on a puppy's photograph? With difficulty. But a photo a day is a photo a day. So here goes.

On Sunday there was the kind of classic snowfall that people who live in non snow countries think happens all the time in Northern climes. In fact it happens maybe once a year. The rest of the time it is not nearly as lovely. So here is a picture of the classic.

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