When we moved to New Hampshire a couple of years ago, we started noticing different trees. As we drive about seven miles to the nearest store, we pass quite a few trees along the way. Instead of lamenting the fact that the trees have no leaves in winter, we began noticing the beautiful structures of the trees. In the winter, trees are sort of like stick figures or studies in black and white.
The trees below may look a little naked to you, but take a second look at their shape and posture. Imagine all their mightiness that can endure all types of weather and still stand tall.
Notice how this White Birch stands beside the road in all it’s beauty. With the green backdrop, it is especially striking. White Birch trees are one of my favorite trees – maybe because they are so fragile and very few make it to adulthood and live to old age.
This very tall and lovely tree has been around for a long time. The slender trunk and tallness of the tree makes me think of it as a female tree.
This White Birch is an old tree. See how large it is compared to the picture above. Notice how many branches have been removed and the wounds have healed over. It is good to see this old tree still alive and thriving.
I’m not even sure this is a tree. It may be a giant vine. Whatever it is, I think it is very interesting. As the year goes on, I will take more pictures and you will see how it’s appearance changes based on how the surrounding trees change their look.
I call this tree jubilation. Doesn’t it just seem like all the limbs are raised to give thanks for all we have.
This tree has no leaves during any season of the year. I don’t know why. I do know that it is a most interesting looking tree. You could say it is a thought provoking tree.
If we look at trees and imagine their great potential, they are lovely any time of year, just as you too are beautiful.
Do you like trees?