Tag Archive | Trees

Playing in the Fog

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This winter in Michigan has been pretty different from previous years. We started off with a later snowfall and shortly after it has since melted away, which has made for a lot of foggy days.  Luckily, I’ve been fortunate enough to capture the mysterious winter fog on two of my days off <3.

 

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On this particular day I had to get work done on my car, on my way back I saw this scene and quickly ran home to pickup my camera. This inspiring moment lead me to a spontaneous long adventure of aimlessly exploring the back roads. When I stopped on the quiet roads, I made sure to put on my car’s hazard lights, just in case.

 

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I was captivated by the sight of this fog. Looking deeper into the reason behind its allurement I came to an interesting discovery. Fog hides what can normally be seen and shows something that normally is not seen, water in a sort of gaseous state.  No longer a liquid(rain) or a solid (snowflake), but suspended in-between the heavens and the earth. There is still a mystery to it though, that I still can’t define…

 

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As the fog lifted I continued my three hour adventure and ended it peacefully at the “John Wilson Park” in Athens ❤ where I left my  snow hearts trademark.

 

Woods Shrouded in White

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I won’t go into too much detail about this day other than hearing the rain lightly fall was breath taking! That and I really learned a lot about my camera’s lighting settings.

 

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Do you ever have moments when you feel one with your surroundings? I tend to get little “messages” from nature when I connect to these places in time….

 

When I was taking pictures, I happened to gaze on something in between the double paned glass. I laughed when my focus came upon a water droplet that had dried in the shape of a heart ❤ Wow!

 

 

Short Break

With the holidays quickly approaching , I have decided to take a short break and will begin again on the 3rd of January. May you all have a wonderful holiday and a happy New Year! ^_^ ❤

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Took a long walk downtown with my mother and god mother 😉💞. So many beautiful flowers.

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After a tough day at work, I took Odin for a good two hour walk. The pink wild flowers caught my attention throughout our venture. We stopped under the tree in the bottom corner for awhile to catch some shade and a cool breeze. Shortly after, we spotted a monarch butterfly flying near the tree tops. I asked out loud “may I take your picture?” And a few moments later, it agreed 😊💞. I’m glad I took this walk today, it always amazes me how much a walk in nature can cleanse the heart and mind. ❤

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Sweetpeas, my favorite tree, a visiting neighbor cat and black eyed Susan’s. I searched everywhere for the name of the small flowers in the bottom corner, just couldn’t find it… Do you know its name?

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Whenever I feel like bursting from seams from “what am I doing and where do I go next,” I always find myself at the base of an old tree. As if to seek guidance from a grandparent far older than my own, I sit and contemplate about life. The reason for it all and the direction of where its going.

For some reason these giant plants calm me down, slow my wild thoughts and remind me to take things slow.

“Be at ease, let the wind through my leaves help you breathe. Everything’s going to be okay.”

I almost didn’t post today. Its was a hard day at work and the gloominess of the day made me want to sleep it away. But something in me desperately needed to clear my heart and soul. Then, a thought of my favorite nearby tree came to mind. So I took off my shoes and walked to my release.

I have been coming to this tree ever since I moved here. In fact, any place I have moved to I have found a special tree to share my thoughts about life with. These gentle beings are the best listeners. After about an hour of inner rambling I finally felt like I could breathe again. I still don’t know what step to take in my life, but at least now I feel like myself again. ❤

I am so grateful to have been able to live near nature all my life. I honestly don’t know what I’d do without someplace to go in nature. It has been my greatest mentor and therapist. 👣🍃💞

McCourtie Park

 

I have lived in Michigan most of my life, and have only seen a portion of it’s natural and created places. In late March a friend of mine mentioned a place I had never heard of, a park with all cement bridges that were made to look like the texture of wooden bridges. Who knew this charming place was just an hour drive away.

 


 

To know more about this park check out it’s Wikipedia link or click on the picture below to read the green sign.

 

 

We first stumbled upon these lookalike stumps that are actually chimneys to the house above.

 

 

 

Each bridge had its own personality and charm. The texture really was amazing! I often thought that maybe cement had been poured over wood. 

 

 

Along the way to each bridge were interesting abstract images in the water that flowed underneath and inside man made ponds.

 




 

Besides the cement bridges the park also had benches, large bird houses, a pond, a water fountain and so much more.

 


 

My Friend, Susan, that introduced us to this place managed to take a few pics of me in my element with nature.

 

 

My favorite experience here, was of meeting the huge tree in the center! Well that and seeing these little guys below.

 

 

 

 

I hope you feel as if you walked through the park with us! I’m thinking of doing more walks like this. What did you think about all the pictures, were there too many or was it all enjoyable?

 

I’ll be posting again in 2 days. Thursday’s post will be about the “Spring into the Arts” art walk, that happened May 18th. See ya then!

 

Digital Mystical Trees

 

I’ve been kind of a shut-in the last few weeks so I’ve been recreating the feeling trees make me feel. Let me know what you think. Would you like to see more digital works?