Thursday, October 27, 2011

a tree alone...

 Speaking of trees...
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
~Joyce Kilmer 1886-1918 

The little oak tree outside my kitchen window is likely one of the world's most photographed subjects.

 Whether it is peaking through the morning mist...

...or standing tall in the evening sun always seems to find a way into the photo.

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
 ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson     

The golden locust tree makes for a lovely photo as well.
I took one more...
for the record....
as the sun was setting.

You see...
we are off in search of trees of another sort.

By the time we return home...
the oak and the locust may not look quite like today.

Where we are headed...

the trees look more like this...

  ...and like this.

I'll let you know if we find the trees we are seeking!


  1. Happy tree hunting! I remember how the years we drove down to CA and the eyes would be wide open looking for that first Palm tree which would be so exciting.

  2. Morning Judy...your photos are lovely...Fall is my favorite season of all! Hope your well.

  3. Your oak tree is lovely.

    Have a wonderful time! Having just returned from California I know you will see some amazing sights. If you go to San Francisco or high elevations bring a jacket -- it is chilly this time of the year!

  4. Heads up desert dwellers...the Canadians are snowbirding early this year!

    Oh to be retire like you two!

  5. Oh yes there will be plenty of trees of this sort where you are headed! enjoy the sunshine!

  6. Enjoy the tree search! Have a wonderful time.

  7. Happy Trails, you two! I'll be looking for tales from the road.

  8. It's still so lovely up here that I would not yet be looking for the palm trees - but in January - yup, that's when I would LOVE that. Have fun! Love your tree photos!

  9. We luuuuuuuv palm trees and joshua trees! It means warmer climes! Enjoy!

  10. Can't wait to see what you find!

  11. Whatever you find - I know there'll be photos!
    Enjoy those hotel breakfasts, and safe travels!

  12. It's a wonderful thing to watch a tree grow. hope you find what you're looking for and that you have a lovely trip. I think of that line so often as I look at the trees we planted 17 years ago. The spruce trees have done extremely well but the Elms and Manitoba Maples have had such a slow struggle. Your special Oak tree must bring you joy through the seasons.

  13. What is going on??? We seldom share what we are posting about and it looks like we have just fallen onto similar reflections. Did you know that I packed Anne Franks, novel? I picked it up in Amsterdam.

  14. Love the tree in the morning mist. Have a wonderful trip! Soak up the sun :)

  15. It is difficult for me to think of how you could leave the tree outside of your window. That first picture is so beautiful! But, I am all about adventure, so I do look forward to more tree pictures from you, because I know you are an expert at sharing where you are. I look forward to your travel narration and gorgeous pictures. Have fun you two!


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