Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Appointment with the trees

Here are a few more photos of the woods surrounding my in-laws cabin in Grayling. Sometimes it is so quiet that you can hear a chickadee break the silence from over a mile away it seems.

'I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beech-tree, or a yellow birch, or an old acquaintance among the pines.'
~Henry David Thoreau


Robert V. Sobczak said...

Great color contrast on photos, well done.

Leedra said...

All I can say is "Brrrrrrrrr".

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Shelley, Isn't it interesting to see some trees hanging onto their leaves??? Some down here do the same thing. They seem to wait 'til we rake and blow the leaves out of our yard---and then they begin to fall (so we get to do it again)... ha

Fifi Flowers said...

Beautiful photos!
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Come back and visit!

Darla said...

Beautiful colors all the way around. Looks sooooooo cold there.
Ejoyed the quote too.

Willard said...

Very well done! I like the contrast of the snow on the ground with the dead leaves still on the oak trees.

I can really relate to these shots as it looks like the habitat here-except that we also have a lot of fields and meadows.

Dawnie said...

my gosh, I'm totally changing my thoughts on winter! I live in Wisconsin so we are neighbors. You have captured such breathtaking photos of the beauty of winter.

I have to remember to do that myself. I feed birds so I gotta get my camera ready.

bennie and patsy said...

Fall and winter meet.

2sweetnsaxy said...

I think these are beautiful. They'd make such beautiful cards too.

Shellmo said...

Robert - thank you so much!

Leedra - I'm going to send you a snow parka for xmas!

Betsy - I was surprised that those leaves are still hanging on!

Fifi - thank you & I'll be back!

Darla - it's cold but still pretty!

Williard - thanks - I appreciate your comments!

Dawnie - photography and birdfeeding are definitely great ways to pass the time during winter!

B&P - yes!

2Sweet - thank you, I was thinking about that. Leedra has some beautiful cards herself from her photos.

Nina said...

I love it when there is a combination of snow and colorful leaves still holding on!