Archive for the ‘Trees’ Category

To be or not to be

There’s nothing like starting off a post with a little Shakespeare. I had a teacher in college who absolutely loved Shakespeare and while I wasn’t a huge fan, I’m suddenly sitting here thinking, maybe I should go and find some of his poetry.

Anyway, the question I posed to myself tonight was whether or not to post this picture I took of the sunset last night. I have to say, while I wish I could get a better view, I l love the colors.

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Green Librarian

Trees of life

One of the first things I learned from the book The Hidden Life of Trees by Peter Wohlleben is how interdependent trees are and how much they do for the forests that they’re a part of.

One of the things they do is they support each other but they also help others and I think this picture shows that with the fungus that is growing on the tree. It’s like they’re part of one big family.

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Green Librarian

Forest sunset

As of today my camera is getting a good cleaning, so while that’s happening, I’ve been going through some of my older pictures to post. This is another one that is simple but nice. I love how the sun is surrounded by all of the trees.

I also really love how the sun is right in the middle of a crowded forest, yet it stills stands out. The fact that your able to see it with all of the trees no doubt helps too. Meanwhile, I can’t wait to get my camera back.

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Green Librarian

Speaking of trees, yet again

As I’ve said many times, I love trees. The thing is, trees give us so much, whether they’re dead or alive. In addition to that, I think what I love about this picture is just the contrast of the colors in the stump.

It’s like there’s a whole little world within the tree. Just like I said in my previous post, Trees and bettles, beetles and trees, this is also from the pictures I took on Tuesday at Emmenegger Nature Park.

TreeStump

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Green Librarian

Trees and beetles, beetles and trees

So yesterday I got the chance to yet again go out and take some pictures and again it was Emmenegger Nature Park, my go to park these days. The only difference was I took a trail that I don’t know the last time I took, if ever.

That said, after going through my latest pictures, I decided on this one of a beetle sitting inside the bark of a dead tree. That said, I must admit I don’t know what species of beetle that it is. I guess it’s a chance to use my researching skills yet again.

Beetle

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Green Librarian

A tree, in two parts

So somehow I got the energy to go to Emmenegger Nature Park again, though I knew if I didn’t go right away, I wouldn’t go at all. While I did get a few nice pictures of the sun on it’s way down, I didn’t stick around for the sunset. I was too hungry.

After going through the pictures though, I decided on one that doesn’t have the sun it it after all. It’s one one a tree which I really like. It’s a tree that apparently, and now I’m guessing here, was struck by lighting perhaps.

Though not black like the one I posted in Beauty in the unlikeliest of¬†places, I still love the beauty in the tree, split in two like I titled the post. I’ll probably go back through the pictures again this weekend and who knows, maybe I’ll post one with the sun next week.

TreeSplitinTwo

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Green Librarian

Your own back yard

As I’ve said before, I really miss going to the parks and taking pictures these days but it’s allowed me to take a closer look in my backyard and neighborhood. Using the sun as a backdrop to try and create some beautiful pictures.

Today’s picture is one I took this morning while the sun came up as I looked out over the neighborhood. I was watching the sun as it reflected off some of the trees. Maybe I’ll take some more¬† pictures tomorrow.

SpringMorning

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Green Librarians

Skyline

As you can probably tell, the sky is one of my favorite subjects for taking a picture of and last night we had some storms come through, which usually creates some nice settings and last night was no exception.

For me, this was just a rather simple picture but one that for some reason just one that really caught my eye. It’s looking over the trees in our neighborhood as the storms made their way through the region.

Skyline

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Green Librarian

An eerie sort of feeling

This is a picture I took a few weeks ago over at another local park, this time Emmenegger Nature Park. I didn’t really notice it so much when I took the picture as later when I started to pursue through the pictures I had taken afterwards.

TreeLichen

It was in the middle of winter but the lichen growing on the trees had an almost neon look. I love how it stands out in the middle of the woods when everything’s so brown. I’m hoping to get back out on Saturday to take some more pictures.

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Green Librarian

Beauty in the unlikeliest of places

So the picture I’m posting tonight is one I took just a few days ago out at Castlewood State Park. To me it’s one of those pictures where it may not look beautiful when you first come up to it but, upon further reflection, there is beauty in this tree.

BurntTree

I guess it goes back to the old saying, beauty’s in the eye of the beholder. To me, it is beautiful.

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Green Librarian