Category Archives: trees i have loved

beauty and love, love and beauty

In the very last days of the old year, a friend from my photography group confided to me that for her 2014 will be about Beauty, which she aspires to find in all the things around her. She confided that … Continue reading

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my nettle

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baudelaire

The winter. It is long. And the dark stormy winter sky can remind me of that depressing poem by Baudelaire, “Quand le ciel bas et lourd pèse comme un couvercle/Sur l’esprit gémissant en proie aux longs ennuis,/Et que de l’horizon … Continue reading

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i am large, i contain multitudes

My year of seeing ended today, and a year is long but not too long; a year is long enough. Today I went to take my last picture of the trees and I suddenly felt perfectly okay about it being … Continue reading

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superior nettles

The trees in town are competing to put on the most spectacular show, almost all of them, except my big, strong nettle trees, which are above it all. There are golden leaves over every wall, in every park, and they … Continue reading

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elliot’s oak

This is an oak tree near where we spent our summer with my parents. I just booked our tickets for Christmas with them, but we won’t be going to Maryland this year. We will all be out in Arizona for … Continue reading

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a walk through the park

“[…] equally at home everywhere […] this is the secret of successful sauntering. He who sits still in a house all the time may be the greatest vagrant of all, but the Saunterer, in the good sense, is no more … Continue reading

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