Interactive: Trees & Paths photo submissions

First Request for submissions

Hello Nature-Led Friends!

It’s been a while since we’ve done any interactive activities, so here are two easy ways for you to participate and get out in nature or at least be inspired by it! It would be really exciting and interesting to get a variety of submissions from different regions and countries.

AUGUST PHOTO CHALLENGE: Unknown Paths               SUBMIT BEFORE: AUGUST 31st

I always want to know what’s “over yonder” whether it be around a bend or over a hill. Paths that disappear out of view invite us to make new discoveries.

North Vancouver Island, British Columbia By Melanie Reynolds, 2018

In Japan, curved stone paths are the bane of drunks and demons alike. It is both an aesthetic design choice and a belief that one can lose the hot pursuit of a demon upon a crooked path.

Submission: Please submit a photo, illustration, or mixed media art project of a pathway that you find interesting.

Original submission or submitted with permission of the artist. Artist retains all rights to their work. It’s recommended that you watermark your art and/or fill in the meta data of the photo if you are concerned about copyright.

You email should include: Your submission as a .JPEG or .PNG file, General location (State/Province & Country), your name/the Artist’s name, and a link to your website if you have one.

Email to: natureledlife@gmail.com Subject: August Submission

The Prize: My love and gratitude for participating.


SEPTEMEBER PHOTO CHALLENGE: A Tree              SUBMIT BEFORE: SEPTEMBER 30TH

Let’s highlight the beauty of different trees in a variety of settings. I’ll admit, I often find it a challenge to get a good picture of a single tree. Let’s how you do.

Alder in the Fog, At Home in Washington State, By Melanie Reynolds, 2022

Many cultures have stories about how different tree species inhabit spirits, special properties or symbolism. For example, the weeping willow is a symbol of death and grieving of a loved one in various cultures.

Submission: Please submit a photo, illustration, or mixed media art project of a tree that you find interesting.

Original submission or submitted with permission of the artist. Artist retains all rights to their work. It’s recommended that you watermark your art and/or fill in the meta data of the photo if you are concerned about copyright.

You email should include: Your submission as a .JPEG or .PNG file, General location (State/Province & Country), your name/the Artist’s name, and a link to your website if you have one.

Email to: natureledlife@gmail.com Subject: September Submission

The Prize: My love and gratitude for participating.


Don’t let me down! Please participate! We would all love to see a diversity of interesting submissions. You have a month for each. It’s okay if you don’t consider yourself and “artist”, just give it a try!

Side Note: I’m currently recovering from surgery and working on my dark fairytales book. Content here might be a bit sporadic over the next two months. These photo submissions will give us all something to look forward too. Thank you!

19 thoughts on “Interactive: Trees & Paths photo submissions

  1. I tried to send a photo of a baobab tree in Africa but I can’t seem to get the image here. I also tried via email but that didn’t work either. Sorry. Meanwhile, hope you feel better soon.

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    1. Can you try to email me without adding the image and tell me what message you are getting when you try to attach the photo to the email? Maybe I can help you troubleshoot. Or call Mary over and see if she can help. She can Facetime me from your place if need be. 🙂

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  2. I seem to have lost you somewhere in the ether until this post came through this morning. When I checked the list of sites I follow, yours is not there, so signed up again only to be told my sign-up was not successful. Frustrating! I’m not saying I’ll take part in the challenges as I have a lot on at the moment, however, would like to continue following you!
    Hoping you are recovering steadily. Have a wonderful weekend. 😊🌹🙋‍♂️

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    1. Thank you, Ashley. I know what you mean. I’ve had that happen too where I wasn’t getting notifications about a blog anymore only to find they weren’t in my “Follow” list anymore even though I hadn’t changed it. Hopefully you can refresh the page and re-follow with success!

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