Posts tagged “trees

Summer reflections

Standing on the edge of the lake,

The water as calm as a mirror,


I spot swans

On the other side


And a bridge floating

Among luscious green reflections.


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Enjoying my greens

Early summer is

A symphony of green and wildlife:


The green is

Sometimes luminous and startling,


Sometimes like dewy

Emerald fireworks,


And sometimes abstract paintings

In the rain.

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Branching out

Blue skies after days of no sun

And the sight of an 850-year-old tree

Tickling the sky brings joy.

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I love the way the branches of winter-bare trees

Seem frozen in the middle of a dance.


Nature uses trees and brilliant blue

To create art.

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The language of trees

Trees are like Nature’s poems

To the sky:

They take on the tint

Of a lilac dawn;

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Even in the middle of winter

They surprise with sudden green

In the snow.

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And deep in the woods,

I was lucky enough

To breathe in the beauty

Of abstract tree trunks

Looking like a beautiful picture.


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Towards that golden horizon

As autumn drew to a close,

Leaves fell and a heron flew across the sky.


Ducks skimmed the water

Looking like scattering leaves


Before flying away

To a golden horizon.


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Light, returning

The aria of light returning

Is beautiful music indeed.

Light returning

The windows of my soul I throw
Wide open to the sun.
~John Greenleaf Whittier

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Frosted delight

Come and let’s take a walk through my enchanted world.

In the early morning, the freezing temperatures

Create art out of silver beeches


And the hoar-frosted trees frame

The pyramid of the swings at the end of our street.

Hoar frost swings

Once out on the lake, I walk past

An enchanted red boat house

Hiding among frosted branches.

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Zooming out with my lens, I see the boat house

Belongs to this summer cottage

Patiently waiting for warmer days.

As for me, I’m enjoying the last cold days

Of magical hoar frost and ice.

Hoar frost - red house 2

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Under home skies

I might not live anywhere special —

My little house is in a row

Behind the houses you see on the left.

But we do have a great location

Right by the lake.

Silver trees

And when the sun shines through

Magical frosted trees,

The skies — and all underneath them — suddenly seem so very lovely.

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I’m so used to living here

That it was only when I walked out onto the iced over lake

And looked back

That I realized how very lucky I really am.

Like most things in life, a new perspective

Can promote appreciation and joy.

Snowy trees by lake

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Chandeliers in the sky

Endless blue skies,

Beautiful snow,

A sunbathing dog  —

Blue sky and Oscar

And crystal chandeliers

Glittering in the sun.

My paradise!

Blue sky tree

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And swing by Camera Critters too!

The lost art of tree hugging

We tend to take them for granted – the trees —

Even when their bare bones

Create art on a sun-drenched wall in winter;

Tree sculpture

Or when the mistletoe

Hangs like disco balls from their weathered branches.


Some say ‘tree hugger’ as if it were a bad thing.

But I agree with my son,

More of us ought to take the time to thank the trees

For their beauty.

Tree hugging

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