Saturday, February 5, 2011

Texture and trees

all photographs author's own


Bloody Frida said...

sometimes I feel the need to stroke trees. Helps me feel human and humble at the same time. Thanks for the photos!

Vanessa said...

These are great - I do always snap wacky trees when I see them - as in take a photo, I mean. Also, I was very impressed with the redwoods surrounding my friend's house in NorCal. They were only 200ft tall or so but I was told they can grow to nearly twice that height. We don't have ones that big over here. As Bloody Friday says, trees are humbling.

Musette said...

okay - these are beautiful.

..and this is just weird..

I took some tree photos today - and was just going to send one to you! Isn't that weird? I mean, it's not like I send you photos much at all!!

(cue spooky music)



Rose said...

hwo beautiful- especially the pinky/ red bark against the snow. Our snow is all gone- which I'm mostly grateful for but there was something about it that made me appreciate the warmth of indoors and home.

Olfacta said...

Beautiful. Especially the River Birch. I've made collages out of thin pieces of river birch bark and even did a self-portrait once, using the bark as skin.

ScentScelf said...

BF, do you know a Dr. Seuss character called The Lorax? "I speak for the trees..." I loved him. Still do.

Vanessa, don't you love it when you can refer to a tree and say it was "only 200 feet tall or so"? Redwoods are indeed majestical. And oaks venerable. And and and...

Musette, just don't cue the spooky music in the woods at dusk. I'd get a bit too "thriller."

Rose, glad you enjoyed them. Olfacta has correctly identified the "pinky one" as a river birch; so beautiful. I'll have to get some paperwhite birch pictures up sometime, as they are the nearest and dearest to my heart.

Olfacta, I love the idea of that self-portrait. Would love to be able to see it somehow, sometime.

Joan said...