Posts Tagged ‘Squares: trees’

“Why are there trees I never walk under but large and melodious thoughts descend upon me?”
Walt Whitman

Large and melodious thoughts beat being a nut descending on you, but I doubt this squirrel is interesting in jettisoning his treat. He seems to be enjoying his winter snack. Speaking of nuts, do you think PETA objects to him wearing a fur coat?

No Thursday Doors today, so I’ll get in another tree photo before the challenge ends in a few days. What did you think you were going to see???

Here’s the answer to that pesky question of what happens if a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it:

“If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it, doesn’t it just lie there and rot?”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Survivor

However in this case, the fallen tree provides a home for some moss and a lovely foreground for these blue flowers. I know we’re venturing into the “is it blue or is it purple” territory but at least parts of these flowers appear to be blue to me. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it even though they looked more blue when I was going through the archives.

Low clouds or fog can take an ordinary photo (if any photo in Yosemite can be thought ordinary) and take it to a higher level.

for Squares: trees and Life in Colour: blue

If you see a tree as blue, then make it blue. ~Paul Gauguin

Mural in Philadelphia

for Six Word Saturday and Squares: trees

I think if I were Jack, I’d prefer climbing this sturdy tree rather than a flimsy beanstalk. Just saying.

I remember nothing about this photo, although I see it’s sidewalk sale time, but there’s some blue which is what’s needed. 🙂

Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps the singing bird will come. ~Lois Lowry

A certain blue enters your soul. ~Henri Matisse

for Squares: trees and Life in Colour: blue

But where does the tree end and the water begin?

And in related water news, we’ve actually had much-needed and appreciated rain in the last week or so. When you only get 9″ per year, every little bit help but this has been real, stick-around-for-a bit rain. Unfortunately, it caused flash floods in some places but the water-starved Southwest is very thankful for the rain.

I see from comments that I must also add that this water isn’t from our recent rains. It’s in one of the lakes at the Preserve that uses reclaimed water to make our lives and those of birds and animals much better. 🙂

for Squares: trees and Life in Colour: blue

As odd as most people think it is, I miss winter or cool air, so one Saturday we drove down to Tucson and then up The Catalina Highway or Sky Island Scenic Byway, rising almost 9,100′ and through six types of vegetation. At the top, it felt alpine and we spotted bright yellow and red leaves and aspen trees as well. In addition to the leaf colors, the parking area was temporary home to this colorful beauty. The scenery on the one paved road up and back is spectacular!

For “blue”, let’s hope from the mountains of Arizona to Wyoming’s Big Horn Mountains. From what I’ve read online, I believe this is a butterfly rather than a moth but either way, its color sets off the blue of the flowers.

“Blue thou art, intensely blue; Flower, whence came thy dazzling hue?” – James Montgomery