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Black and White Challenge Day 3

From the trunks of trees, let your eyes travel upward and gaze upon their magnificent spread of limbs. Trees always seemed to me to be living sculptures, carved from breathing wood, a trunk splintered into a thousand branchy shards.  Each … Continue reading

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Black and White Challenge Day 2

Yesterday’s post of papery dried hydrangeas were a study in the delicate graces of nature.  In today’s post we will gravitate to the other extreme for a closer look at thick, strong texture – namely tree bark.  I’m no stranger … Continue reading

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Gift #726: Sun Rays

Knock, and He’ll open the door   Vanish, and He’ll make you shine like the sun Fall, and He’ll raise you to the heavens Become nothing, and He’ll turn you into everything  – Rumi Blessings to you, Sarah

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Gift #721: Leaves Fall

One of my favorite songs has this phrase in the chorus: “One by one my leaves fall.  One by one my tales are told.”  Isn’t that rich metaphor?  I love imagery that comes to mind as the song likens one’s … Continue reading

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Gift #708: Company of trees

It has been a hectic and difficult time for my family recently, and I find myself wearied with the stress, disappointments, and nagging worries that have been biting at my heels.  As I’ve tried to muster strength for myself and … Continue reading

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Gift #669: Green Glow

This weekend my mom and I went to Eagle Creek for some hiking and nature time.  These forests are so beautiful that they bring tears to my eyes.  The day had started with a rain shower, which cooled temps down … Continue reading

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Gift #616: Sun, Sky, and Blooms

A few years ago I developed a fetish for shooting pictures of trees from underneath them, catching the silhouette of the branches against the sky.  Taking advantage of the sun and blue skies we had over the weekend, I shot … Continue reading

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Gift #600: Crabapple leaves

Today I witnessed an event that I wait all year for.  The first little green leaves are unfurling from my weeping crabapple! I adore this tree – it’s my favorite in the yard.  I’d never seen a weeping crabapple till … Continue reading

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Gift #538: Trees by the creekbank

Since I haven’t been outside for a walk in many days, I’m going to share some more pictures from my great-aunt and uncle’s home in Austin.  I was looking through them again today and there are some very lovely trees … Continue reading

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Gift #533: Winter walk

These pictures came from my great-aunt and uncle’s home in Round Rock Tx (a suburb north of Austin).  I’ve always enjoyed going to their home.  As a young child, the grounds were a world of wonder, with so many fascinating … Continue reading

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