Tag Archives: Trees

Weekly Photo Challenge: ENDURANCE, 2

In answering the challenge to depict things that endure, natural forces might well be the very first to come to mind. And yet the great natural forces — the sea, rocks, mountains — are engaged in their own wars of endurance: Irresistible force: … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: UP (1)

For someone short, looking down on anyone or anything isn’t really in the cards. We bounce on tiptoe in crowds, trying to catch glimpses of any action. (Usually we don’t manage it.) We are used to looking up! At the ceiling, … Continue reading

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Travel Theme: FOLIAGE

Ailsa of Where’s My Backpack runs her own challenge themes, nice at any time but especially welcome when WordPress falls down on the job of providing its regular weekly challenge. This time she’s showcasing Foliage! As it happens, Foliage is one … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Wonder, 3

When it comes to trees —- the Japanese have the right idea! Shinto is an animist religion which worships Kami, spirits that inhere in nature: in oceans, rivers, the sun, rocks, perhaps above all, in TREES.  Every Shinto shrine I’ve visited … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Wonder, 2

More mysterious light, painting a stripe through the woods at Look Park: As far as I’m concerned, from the first time I drove through the gates, Look Park was a place of magic, wonder, and enchantment! But lately it seems … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: OLD

Stone walls of a Romanesque church — one time frame, one definition of OLD. In a living creature, OLD takes on new definitions. Sequoias may live for hundreds of years, but a desert tree is old much more quickly, indeed, … Continue reading

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Update on Today’s Countdown:

Today didn’t start out as a great morning. It was gray and chill and drizzly-ish, for openers. Then I was struck by a fierce spasm of jealousy (another blogger’s deep and thoughtful post dwarfing my frivolous little post), and then … Continue reading

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In Other Words

Nature’s first green is gold, Her hardest hue to hold. Her early leaf’s a flower; But only so an hour. Then leaf subsides to leaf. So Eden sank to grief, So dawn goes down to day. Nothing gold can stay. … Continue reading

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