The tree split

It rained today.  The wet drops mixed with the cool earth and cold snow piles to create a winter water land.  Streams of water formed in unlikely places.  It seemed that the water was busy moving along pushing itself to new locations.  The weather was confusing to the surrounding nature.  The trees were talking among themselves wondering if spring was here and if it was time to start making their pretty summer clothes.  The discussion turned into an argument in which the tree population split.  The older, wiser trees knowing it was just a cruel joke played by Mother Nature, figured out that soon the cold and snow would return with a vengeance.  The younger, spry trees opting to ignore their elders choose to dream that spring was here and started planning their new attire for the summer.  Nature never ceases to amaze if you stop and listen.

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Blue bit

Blue skies

Full color

King of the hill

Ridge

Hopscotch

Split

Green bits

Red

Look familiar?

Puddles on the lawn

Wet day

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89 responses to “The tree split

  1. Wow Seth you are great! Blue Bit and Full Color are my favorite! Your Personification of the tree’s is so true! I myself am looking forward to a new adventure this weekend with the temps in the 50’s it may prove to be great picture taking weather…You inspire me to take great pictures!

  2. These pictures are so beautiful and melancholic. Reminded me of these lines from The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot,

    “APRIL is the cruellest month, breeding
    Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
    Memory and desire, stirring
    Dull roots with spring rain.”

  3. Your words always mesh with your photos but today they caught my attention more for some reason…maybe it is because we are also having very mild,rain days…it is 43F today, certainly not our normal winter weather…but back to your story…I enjoyed your humanization of the trees… the older, wiser trees understanding nature, while the non believing, younger, slightly arrogant trees have set themselves up for the possibility of having to return their summer attire! 🙂 This was fun to visualize…words don’t come easily to me…I appreciate the writings of those who make it feel effortless! FYI…it goes without saying the photos are wonderful!
    cheers…

  4. I really like the work you done in the photo with the red barn … like this idea … in London for years now on some of their postcards … they done the same thing and colored only the true British in the photo, underground sign, red double deck bus, red mail box, the union jack and everything else in black and white – brilliant and it gives that depth to the photo.

      • Yes, it’s I found a free program online that I can do that with .. have played around with two photos – think I will do a bit more.
        Never remember how to do it – Youtube has to help me out every time.

  5. Nice post about nature. I like your writing about the conversation between the old and young trees and the red barn is an awsome picture. American barns are among my very favorite buildings. So different from the French barns of my childhood.

    barns of my childhood.

    • I’ve been to the French countryside but I can’t remember the barns. I’ll have to look them up to remember what they look like. Thanks for your kind words.

  6. I like the way you wrote. No trsanslation needed. I must manage without googlöe transl<ator. I have safari in aq strange kinda weauy. Wish I could afford a new computer. There is trouble with explorer and mozilla and chrome.

  7. great photos, and I enjoyed them even more with the interpretation you provided. Nature is such a genuine, limitless source of inspiration. I used to hate on photography as an art medium, but I’m learning to discern the poetry of it. Keep it up and I’ll keep stopping by!

  8. I like the way you gently set about drawing contemplative words from your images, in this case, the contrast and change within the seasonal calendar. And ‘Your Story’ really encourages others to do the same 🙂

  9. Ah, gumboots.. (read it in one of the comments, accidentally(?)) Reminds my of that child’s book I used to read (the title was/is Gumboots), nice book. I think gumboots mean rubber boots?? I think so.. o__oa

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