Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Looking for trees

My Tuesday gal and I took a day trip through the country looking for good photo opportunities.  I tend to be a quick lets do it and get going kind of gal.  But as I was waiting I actually SAW the trees I'd been focusing on reflected in the water.  I really do need to slow down and LOOK!

I flipped the settings to black and white and braked at interesting trees.  :)

Now I'm thinking I should also be studying the limb structure so kinda bald trees were photo worthy.  lol

This poor old house needs a tree or two.  I so wanted my Rooster to see it and say, "Lets buy it and fix it up!".  He wouldn't.  His 'let's tackle it' gene is getting kind of arthritic and this photo does not show the serious deterioration on the far side. vbsigh

I think our trees have been under some stress these past few years.  But again, I need to see the structure.

 We have a very windy river that meanders through the countryside and we kept crossing it.

There was a huge old cottonwood all by itself along a lonely road.  I couldn't hardly get a shot of the top from close up.

And then there are the little guys who bravely cling despite adverse conditions.

What fun!  We finished up with some ice cream under some old but shady trees.  It is amazing what one can see when one starts looking!  ;) ;)


Createology said...

Now that was a fun excursion. One of the photos you took of a bare tree looks just like your tree stamp. Ice cream under the shade tree was a perfect way to end the day.

Margaret said...

Agreed. A lovely outing with the perfect subject and treat at the end. I'm sad for the house, though. I feel rather like you do about aged, abandoned houses. I want to buy 'em all, fix 'em up and love them through the process!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What an incredible post. Love both the color and B & W photos. They are simply beautiful. And what a perfect way to end a perfect day.

BTW, I am trying to catch up and I fell in love with your wall hanging a few posts back. It is incredible. I can rust fabric, but I sure can't sew like you!

Vicki W said...

These are great photos. I love the old house one especially!