Wow, this is one of my favorite photography challenges but this week, I am in awe, and pretty much left in the dust of some true artists! Not only are these entries beautiful pictures, but the knowledge and talent to change a photo to a work of art is really apparent here.
I like the following photos, mostly taken on walks in my neighborhood, but I do not know how to “change” them.
I hope you enjoy them anyway.
What an amazing time of year in the Great Northwest!
I’ll start with what I call the Wonder Wall. I wait for it to change like this every year.
And then some plants, bushes and trees on my street, none of which I can name, but love to see as they change each year.
These first 3 are what I call Autumn Berries. No idea what they actually are…
This one looks like CANDY to me. Yum!
And I love this yellow and green one. The leaves don’t ever fall off, just change color, and then change back in the Spring.
Always so sad to see the last apples of the year.
Can one of the Pros please tell me why the photo I see on my computer, before transferring to my WordPress post, is sometimes so much more crisp, clear and bright???
Oh, and it changes the size also, like only posts a portion of my shot?
I met a tree yesterday…a real old-timer, in the front yard of the new home of some dear friends. I spoke to it as I entered the house, asked if I could photograph it, and then left it to contemplate its answer.
When my visit with my friends was finished, I walked back out to visit the tree. I told it that while I was inside, I had checked on my phone for the daily photo challenge and discovered, coincidentally, the word for the day was branches and I wondered if it would be OK to take a few pictures of its glorious examples for my daily post.
It told me yes but only if I passed on this statement.
“I am a very old tree, even for my species, and I have sheltered this home, and its people since 1938.
I was here first.
I could live a lot, longer if I am allowed to.
Elderly trees like me are just like the elderly of your species. We are living, and breathing beings, and sentient, in our own way. As we age, we may need extra care, but…
We can tell you such stories……”
I grew up with a giant tree in my childhood front yard. I climbed way up in it to hide. Its branches held me safe and kept me invisible while the pain down in my house was happening.
I believe this tree has also held many children, but in joy and play.
I told the tree “Thank you for posing for my photos of Branches.”
Parul, from https://www.happinessandfood.com/thursdaytreelove-28/
liked a photo I posted last week on “Serene” and invited me to submit something for
“Thursday Tree Love”.
But here’s what I discovered…When I went onto my site and picked the word Tree from the list of Categories, I was shocked to find how often I write about or post pictures of trees!!
Here is one of my favorite Tree photos!!
And though painful, here is a re-post of one of my favorite Tree Stories:
I clearly love me some TREES and I’d also love comments on either the photos above or this story.
Thanks for the invite, Parul!
To those people who do not believe that we have lovely Fall colors in the Pacific Northwest, I say pooey!!
I’ve put just a few, both in a slide show (wish I knew how to add music) and as larger shots. I hope you enjoy. I bet if you try you could even smell this crisp, clear air!!