Thursday, April 22, 2010

Friday Shoot-Out: Trees

In honor of Earth Day, gingerv has suggested "trees" as the subject of this week's shoot out (her blog is beautiful and I highly recommend checking it out).  What a great idea!  I love trees and I love taking pictures of trees.  I actually talked about it and shared more pictures of trees in a previous post: http://spiritsoflena.blogspot.com/2009/04/proud-to-be-jersey-girl.html
This picture I took on the way to work.  I loved how the tulips match the tree.  This was outside of a florist called "Bloomers".

This was taken in my town of Vineland this winter.

I just love the way the sky looks through the silhoettes of trees; mystical and magical.

This picture was taken in the town where I grew up.
Trees are truly majestic and beautiful.  It is one of the best parts of living in New Jersey.  A poet I once knew, Betty Spinner, said that in the Fall, the trees are sometimes so beautiful that it hurts.  I was a teenager at the time but I never forgot it.  For those of us who live in a place with trees that change in the Fall, we know how true this statement is.  The beauty of nature is a gift to all who have the senses to perceive it. Sometimes, we just need to remind ourselves to pay attention to all the beauty that surrounds us.  I hope you enjoyed!!

9 comments:

  1. Lena, you grew up in a beautiful area. What a great post.

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  2. I love seeing the different colors of leaves on the trees, over here all are green! when it change color to yellow, it means it's drying!

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  3. I love the "Bloomers" shot and the last one! Can picture myself on that bench seat!

    You are right that we need to remind ourselves sometimes to appreciate the beauty around us.

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  4. Love them all, so pretty.
    Have a blessed weekend!

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  5. I loved the photos of the sky through the ribbon of trees. It does have a magical feel to it.

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  6. I like the tree silhouettes too.

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  7. I too choose the sun through the trees as my favorite. I love this theme this week. It is so cheerful and full of color. Good job.
    QMM

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  8. I am partial to Autumn trees, but they are all wonderful!

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  9. I agree with your words about fall time. the trees are so stunning! my fav pic, of course, is the one where they are turning color and reflect in the water.

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