Thursday, February 12, 2009

The wonder of trees

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The wonder is that we can see these trees and not wonder more.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

30 comments:

Cedar ... said...

That almost looks like a white ribbon wound around that tree trunk. Must have been the way the wind was blowing and how the snow caught in the tree's bark. Interesting!

basketsnprims said...

Beautiful picture.
Pam

Hi ! I'm Cindy said...

No matter how much I hate being snowed in here in Michigan, you cannot beat the beauty of the trees in the snow.........

Busy Bee Suz said...

So pretty....so pristine looking.

wendy said...

That is a cool comment about it looking like ribbon. I was going to say that it looked like someone painted snow on it to make it pretty!

Darla said...

The artistic touch of God!! Never ceases to amaze me.

bennie and patsy said...

I love trees. Beautiful photo.
Patsy

Mildred said...

Just breath-taking!

American Way Farm said...

Gorgeous photo! Makes me want to get my snowshoes and go exploring. -Sandy

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Shelley, You know that my favorite snow pictures are ones like yours--where the snow clings to all of the trees. I love seeing evergreen trees filled with snow also... OH---what I can I say??? I love trees--and we have a 'gob' of them in our yard!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Nature Lovin' Super Mama said...

Great Photo Shellmo:) The tree looks tempting enough to try to climb:) lol! Happy Almost Friday!

Deborah Godin said...

Yes, Cedar's comment said it best - 'white ribbon". I was thinking "barber pole" but that's to prosaic. It's a ribbon - lovely!

ramblingwoods.com said...

Oh my..I too thought it looked like a ribbon ...beautiful

Ms. ~K said...

Now that is just awesome!!!

Tricia said...

It really does favor a white ribbon on the tree - Beautiful shot!

Willard said...

I love the patterns of the snow outlining the dark tree trunks and branches.

Robert V. Sobczak said...

That tree is a snow hog: it almost looks impossible how thick it's piled up on the branches. Must be sticky snow.

Shellmo said...

Cedar - I love the white ribbon anaology - thank you!

Pam - thanks so much!

Cindy - I agree! Hopefully spring is on the way...

Busy Bee - Thank you!

Wendy - I think snow always adds an extra oomph to photos!

Darla - me too!

Benny & Patsy - thank you!

Mildred - thanks!

Sandy - this is a great park to snow shoe!

Betsy - I'm with you - I'm a big tree lover too!

Nature Lovin - if I was a little big younger I might have given it a shot! ha,ha!

Deborah - Cedar has a way with words. But then again - so do you! :)

Rambling - glad you thought so!

Ms. K - thanks!

Tricia - Gracias!

Willard - I love being able to find those contrasts.

Robert - I am laughing at your comment snow hog - it's true!!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

God's work is wondrous! And you've captured it so beautifully!

Tina said...

Love the quote..and the photo is one that you can look at many times and always see something different each time!!

Tammie Lee said...

You have done it! A marvelous tree image, not an easy thing to do, just wonderful!

Hi ! I'm Cindy said...

Thanks for visiting my site!

That texturized process would look great on some of these photos you've taken of our beautiful Michigan, matted and framed -- beautious!

Knatolee said...

Fabulous, artistic photo. I LOVE IT! (As always with your photography.)

Karen said...

Oh my goodness. That is absolutely breathtaking. You are sooooooooooo lucky to get to experience the seasons. Enjoy!
As to your comment on Dawnie's blog, I think if I had a flask, I'd put wine in mine too!!
Happy Valentines Day! Karen

Diane Fay (littlealma) said...

Beautiful photo!!! I LOVE the snow, and here in "southern" Michigan all our snow melted the last couple of days..... I hope we get more! How creative is that God of ours?

hugs from the southwest (of MI) - Diane

J said...

Shelley, You are good with a camera! Lovely pictures!
Rob @ www.thecottagechronicles.com

George said...

You've done a wonderful job of capturing the beauty of those snow-draped trees! The quote is very appropriate.

Tami said...

Oh goodness....I love love love trees....and those trees are magnificent.

The Tree Hugger

Country Girl said...

It looks like swirls of ribbon around the tree branches. So beautiful and mysterious.

Karlene said...

The is a beautiful photo!!! love your blog...I do love the snow and winter time...