I’ve been missing the “photo challenge” threads we used to have, so I decided it was time for another.
The theme for the month is trees. That can be a single tree, a woodland scene, a close-up of a part of a tree - whatever you want to post. The only rules for posting pictures are:
- They must be on the specified theme
- They must be your own pictures.
There are no prizes; this is just for fun. If you don’t take photos yourself, or don’t have anything suitable to post, then please join in by “voting” for your favourite picture(s) using the “like” button.
To get us started, this is a picture of an ancient wych elm in the grounds of Beauly Priory, although it looks to me like a Krynoid from an old Dr. Who series (The Seeds of Doom).
My tree’s a dead oak in next-doors olive grove
This time of year my trees (red maples) don’t look any more alive than either of those
It looks like the tree from Harry Potter
I’m posting a series of three very old olive trees, taken last fall in Tivoli, near Rome.
I’ll have to resize the other two. So for now I’ll publish only one.
This is the first one.
A bit of a cheat as this is an old photo.
There’s nothing “cheating” about posting an old photo, as long as it’s yours. Mine is from early March last year (hence the lack of leaves).
Trees, so many to choose from.
Since most have gone for the old gnarly look, I’m going for something more colourful.
Picture taken with iphone of apple tree at Hensley Settlement - Cumberland Gap National Historic Park
Taking a walk in the Ponderosa Pines.
The kid taking a walk under the Willow and Cottonwood trees.
Taken with a dated mobile at midnight, no flash just a hand held torch. The tree is a tall fir with a stem about 3m around. The top was too wide for the lens and I was too frozen to hold steady. (EXIF untouched, apparently removed after upload.)
Some older photos, and a stretch since they’re not the “star” of the photos…
Pic 1 - Taken at the Washington National Zoo. This is an Andean bear sitting in one of the trees in their enclosure. About two minutes later, this bear slipped down the tree and got stuck in the tree and did a happy wiggle dance to get out (that I don’t have photos of since I switched to video because it was so funny.
Pic 2 - This was taken in 2011, and was taken after we got a freak snow storm in October. The leaves hadn’t fallen yet, and the weight of the snow caused our tree to split in two Under the branch is one of our cars. Amazingly, we only had a dented roof out of the incident. The biggest memory of this day was our son, who was eight at the time, coming to our room in the other end of the house asking “you have insurance, right?” “Yes, why?” “Oh, because a tree just fell on the car…”
Found two tree creatures at todays walking the dogs:
This one should be dead, but apparently it has resurrected:
This one is broken twice, yet still growing. I just happend to use a gray filter.
This was taken in my local woods last September.