Over Thanksgiving, we made the approximately 12-hour trip between Chicago and Philadelphia twice (once each way). On the way out, “the big storm” was slated to hit. Fortunately, we followed it the entire trip, picking up only some snow and the aftermath of rain in Philly. Since Ohio and Pennsylvania have so much forest, we had a wonderful opportunity to see trees in a variety of winter beauty. Because of the dearth of leaves, we were able to see the many nests of birds and squirrels as well as the ice and snow lending the trees a festive, seasonal air. Thus, trees are my choice for the “Nature” theme of today’s Phoneography Challenge.
All these photos were taken from a moving car, so you see what we saw while driving, and have only been cropped. I hasten to add that I wasn’t driving when I took the pictures! I can do that one-handed with a small digital camera, but not with an iPad!!
I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.
e. e. cummings
What is the good of your stars and trees, your sunrise and the wind, if they do not enter into our daily lives?
E. M. Forster
God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.