Tuesday, 20 March 2012

My World of Trees in March


One ash tree  - one side lit up, the other side in shade


 A fallen giant -
waiting to provide shelter and food for armies of creepy-crawlies


 Poetry in motion -
The river provides a mirror of pewter


 The merest hint of pink promises the imminent arrival of new life


My favourite birch,
graceful and elegant against a Spring sky.



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55 comments:

  1. Welch Freude für den Sinn des Sehens und Denkens. Danke. Einen guten Mittwoch dir.

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  2. That is a majestic birch. I may, though, love the mirror of pewter best.

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  3. What beautiful pictures!! I love the birch and the water drops in the reflecting water the best! :):)

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  4. Every tree a testament to nature's beauty and tenacity, as well as a support system for so much life.

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  5. Oh how I love trees and these are all beauties. Your birch is wonderful as is that fallen giant. The people look so small compared to its circumference. And that ash.. half lit by the sun. Does that make it half-ashed? ;)

    Beautiful images, Friko.

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  6. These are beautiful -- what a lovely spot you live in, Friko. Those reflections... ah!

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  7. And after a difficult winter rebirth is magnificent.

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  8. Thanks for capturing and sharing the beauty.

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  9. Love the birch and the moss on the fallen tree

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  10. a glorious private preserve of worthy trees. lovely


    Warm Aloha from Honolulu
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  11. I am so very grateful for how and what you post.
    I hope to never take for granted the world of trees.

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  12. some really beautiful trees...actually the fallen one is my fav...i love all the moss on it too....

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  13. Your birch tree is indeed graceful and elegant, but my heart goes to the fallen giant. The presence of people shows how magnificent it must have been when standing. The photo reminds me of my home province of British Columbia, where the old-growth forest contains many such, which are in danger from the clear-cutting practices of forestry companies, despite all the protests of my friends the tree-huggers.
    K

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  14. Each of the photos is a marvel, and the individuality of each tree shines. I do love the birch. We had birch in the home of my youth, but nothing like this! Of course, they were planted as babies, and despite years of growth would have taken years - decades - more to achieve such stature.

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  15. Beautiful! Lovely blog; I'm a new follower!
    So nice to meet you!
    Best,
    Anne ♥♥

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  16. Beautiful.
    This makes me wish to be at home to really look at the trees at Pondside. We live surrounded by the giant trees and I think we often take them for granted.

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  17. I love these photos. You've captured nicely so many aspects of trees this time of year. Your birch is splendid, and beautifully framed by the sunlit hills and a picture-perfect sky. A cheering way to end my day, so thank you!

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  18. It does not take much imagination to understand why, in ancient times, people used to believe in tree-gods and spirits and such things.

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  19. I LOVE the reflection - perfect! Also your first one with one side lit up, and the other in the shade is very creative!
    Serendipitously, I already have prepped a post about trees next week:)

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  20. Hi Friko .. wonderful shots - I love them all .. it's a glorious time of year - your little corner of this green and pleasant land is just bliss! Cheers and have a great warmer week .. Hilary

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  21. Hello:
    Such wonderful images. The birch is, indeed, spectacular.

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  22. So beautiful....
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  23. Absolutely stunning photos. I especially love the reflection, but they are all lovely. I am enchanted.

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  24. That was a fallen giant indeed. Did you count the rings to see how old it was?

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  25. Those weeks before the trees buds open are wonderful. The buds on the silver birches in the forest have been growing pinker every day. They look stunning in the sun.

    Your trees are beautiful and your favourite birch is elegant indeed.

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  26. loveeeeeeeeely post friko like it:)

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  27. The pewter mirror is my favourite.
    Mesmerizing!

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  28. When I see interesting and nicely done photos I get all inspired to take my camera for a walk. It happens a lot. Thanks!

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  29. Beautiful photographs. I was once a member of the Arbor Society in my youth and planted lots of trees. I wonder how they're doing now?

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  30. wunderschöne Bilder...!
    Renée

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  31. That fallen giant really is huge when you see the people walking to the side. Trees are such wonderful subjects with their grace and endurance. I love the birch, too and the hill it stands on.

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  32. Dear Friko, . . . the pewter river with the rippling water is so evocative. Thank you.

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  33. I am an admirer or trees – yours are really lovely.

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  34. You have me all cheered up.
    I'm so with the pewter. I could stare at it for hours.
    XO
    WWW

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  35. All so very beautiful, Friko. That ancient tree, still providing shelter and the birch's reflection in the pond are especially beautiful to me.

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  36. Friko- while the photos are lovely, I must tell you, I read this in Google Reader first--without seeing (or knowing of) the photos-and it reads like the loveliest of poems. I had the pictures in my head, could see it all. Beautiful. :)

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  37. i especially love the last one - if i thought i could do it justice i would offer to do you a painting of that one

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  38. Thank you for putting that fallen giant into perspective. That is amazing! I didn't realise there were such biggies in the UK. I always thought trees there were more demure... rather like the last one.

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  39. The giant, and river shot, just beautiful. I love the bare bones of trees.

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  40. Wonderful - words and pictures.

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  41. All beautiful, and the last one, as you said, is elegant.

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  42. They're even more wonderful without their leaves .

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  43. that is indeed a beautiful birch. all the photos are amazing. the light and shadow on the branches, and the life-goes-on after death of the fallen giant tree, the river of life... so very nice.

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  44. Lovely, lovely pictures Friko. The one with the reflection of the trees just takes my breath away.

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  45. Liebe Friko,

    herzlichen Dank für Deine Zeilen. Ich freue mich sehr, dass Du mich in der weiten Welt Bloggotoniens gefunden hast und habe mich auch bei Dir einmal umgesehen. Du lebst inmitten einer wirklichen Idylle ! Besonders der Baumriese und Dein Lieblingsbaum, sowie die sanften Hügel haben es mir angetan.

    Obwohl uns viele Kilometer trennen, unterscheiden sich die Landschaften gar nicht so sehr von einander.

    Ich freue mich sehr über weitere Ansichten Deiner Heimat und sende sonnige Grüße aus Bayern !

    Eve aus Klein Gallien
    (PS: ja, es heisst unbedingt Sempft, nicht Senf.)

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  46. astonishing photos, I had to stop and say...congrats on your blog :).

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  47. Wonderful pictures. I love them all! My favourite, if I had to choose, would be the mirror of pewter. Simply beautiful.

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  48. What exquisite photos of your trees. They are indeed poems to heaven.

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  49. Such strong images and stark beauty in the shapes of the trees. Wonderful.

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  50. Love the "fallen giant" and the last photo is SO dramatic... Wow!

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