Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Thematic Photographic 95 - In memory of trees


Faded beauty
London, ON, February 2010


I've chosen trees as this week's Thematic Photographic theme because I can never tire of shooting them, and I hope you can't, either.

I've been staring at trees rather often lately, and I'm not entirely sure why. Perhaps they seem more significant to me now. Perhaps it's a reminder that we need to respect our surroundings. Perhaps it's a subtle hint to slow down and reflect.

Whatever the reason, I've had a good time filling my camera's memory card, and I look forward to seeing what you come up with over the next week, too. Are you in?

Your turn: Share a picture of a tree, any tree, on your blog or photo sharing site. Then paste a link here. Repeat as often as your poor fingers can manage. Click here if you'd like to learn more about this Thematic Photographic silliness. Click here for all TP-themed blog entries to-date.

28 comments:

Gallow said...

I've been checking in from time to time, but haven't had a lot of time to comment. Life is very busy at the moment.

I think trees are one of my favorite subjects. I like how you captured this one.

Here's my trees

Yolanda said...
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Tracie said...

I love these trees! They are beautiful! I have just the picture for this, but I am going to have to find it! I'll post it later this week!

colleen said...

I not only took pictures of trees today, I interviewed a many who teaches others how to climb trees and sleep in them!

srp said...

I love the bluish purple hue of this picture... very "out of this world" look. I took a look at a tree from the inside looking out. My tree for today.

Mark said...
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Mark said...

I finally have one that's relevant to your theme.

Cloudia said...

Magical!



Aloha from Hawaii Carmi


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young-ecletic-encounters said...

I started out complaining about Georgia winters, no snow just bare trees and brown grass. Then my husband started to point out the character in the bare tree shapes and I have been snapping pics of them ever since and have continued to take tree photos as they have started to bloom. I've also become interested in Bonsai because of the interesting shapes of those little trees.
Here are some of my tree photos
http://young-eclectic-encounters.blogspot.com/2010/03/isnt-world-beautiful.html

cactus petunia said...

Beautiful shot, Carmi. Ethereal, graceful, and just plain other world-ly!

Catherine said...

What a lovely shot. I am busy with a poem a day challenge this month, but hope to post a few tree photos in between poems. The first is up - a rather odd New Zealand tree called a lancewood

hapzydeco said...

When walking through a nearby urban trail always take time to pause and admire this Wolf tree.

Jen said...

Just yesterday I spent some time among the trees. I got quiet and listened to them creeking. It was so comforting and lonely at the same time. There was moment of great triumph in getting comfortable with that LONLINESS!

Ah. Forgive me for using your comment section for my personal revelations, Carmi.

I hope you see some beauty today.

Michael Manning said...

I think respect is slowing growing for our environment, Carmi!

craziequeen said...

OMIGOD! That is such a beautiful picture, Carmi! The composition and wash is stunning :-)

cq

Aunt Snow said...

I like your photos, with the mist of winter weather.

My tree photo is up

http://doves2day.blogspot.com

Catherine said...

Here's my second contribution: Nikau

dennisthemennis.co.uk said...

Loving the Tree theme.


Here is Mine

theMuddledMarketPlace said...

oh my, i could fill this space!
These are my favourites though.

i'm going to be enjoying returning here of an evening, with a mug of coffee and time to look at other folks images

Thank you Carmi!

Gilly said...

Only got the bottom half - hope that is OK

Carol said...

I love the theme and your photo is super... I have a few fog ones too... here is my offering... I may post a few more later.

young-ecletic-encounters said...

I live in Georgia and being a temperate rainforest I have plenty of pictures of trees, probably well over a thousand. I picked out a few of my favorites and put them on my blog. Here are my trees.
Trees

young-ecletic-encounters said...

Sorry my photos did not come up. I'll try again
http://young-eclectic-encounters.blogspot.com/2010/04/trees.html

Peg Cherre said...

FINALLY I have a shot to enter! Took me long enough, but here it is...

http://www.secondwindjewelry.com/jewelry-weaving-blog/2010/04/spring-trees

Hope everyone's enjoying Passover, Easter, and whatever else you may celebrate this time of year.

Carol said...

More trees please.

young-ecletic-encounters said...

This is an art edit of street lights shining down through the leaves and branches of a tree.
http://eclecticimages.redbubble.com/works/4907272-1-illusions-of-street-lights

Janis said...

Hi, I am new to this site and would like to participate this week. Love your photo of trees...here is my link to check mine out...www.lifeaccordingtojanandjer.blogspot.com

From Tracie said...

I've got it! (and I actually posted it before Wednesday!)
http://whereiwastoday.blogspot.com/2010/04/random-walks-and-trees.html