Japanese Maples are my favorite trees ever. They make these awesome canopies that you can just stand under and feel completely surrounded by the twist and turn of its limbs. A perfect place to read a book
This is one of the old trees behind the museum complex in Balboa Park near the Spreckles Organ Pavillion (that's a giant pipe organ in an amphitheater). The bridge leads to a walkway and a garden path through the trees.
I took this picture a couple of years ago around October/November in a forest near Vienna. I have to post it today 'cause it reflects my current desire for cooling. I remember when I took this picture I wore a coat, a scarf and gloves. Yay :) Don't get me wrong I like Summer - time, but not if I have to work and the weather forecast predicts up to 37
Another picture from the Lake. I was walking down my parents driveway, and stopped to look at the lake. The lake was glistening under the bright sun. I wanted to capture the moment - especially with the lake peeking out of the trees in the back of the frame.
this is a photo of a strangler fig that my dear friend lizzie introduced me to while visiting her in monteverde, costa rica. the beauty and evil of the strangler fig is that it takes over another tree and eventually kills it, but leaves behind a hollow trunk that you can climb. it's the scariest thing i've ever tried to do. this is how i celebrated my 25th birthday.
Let's hitRECord! I want to see how many different flora and fauna photos, posts, poems, songs, etc. we can collectively assemble. We come from all over the world, so let's display our home through that which we live. Whether it be landscape, cityscape, mountain or sea, desert or forest, valley or whatever.....let's see it. hitRECord!
An unused photo I found on my hard drive of a little house on Rt. 17 headed South outside of Savannah, GA. I think this house was abandoned but the house behind it was in use. The sun was setting, and I was struck by the way the sun was coming through the window making it look like there was a light on.
This photo is actually from my last visit to Scotland, which would have been... the end of 2008/early 2009? It is somewhere just outside of Echt, near Aberdeen, where I come from originally. We went for a walk in the woods and, as is the rule of a British winter, it was a very grey day, when the sun burst through the trees! Slight manipulation of colours/sharpness in GIMP.
This tree in the middle of Manhattan has blossoms not just in its branch-tops like most springtime trees, but all up and down the trunk and every single branch! I've never seen such a thing before. It looked like a bridal tree!