Nature-led Community Photos: A Tree

My sincerest gratitude to those of you who participated in our latest photo submission, A Tree. If you participated in both this photo submission and last month’s submission, Unknown Path, then you have double my gratitude! Please partake of your favorite hot or cold beverage and bask in the glow of my love and gratitude! I hope you can feel it!

A “Beach Tree” on the English coast By Inexplicable Device,

We start our tree tour with this lovely “Beach Tree” interpretation shared with us by Inexplicable Device after he’d switched back from Selkie form.

Not knowing whether I was going to be a stickler for pictures of literal trees only, he also provided us with this dizzying gaze up into some kind of old pine tree. The image reminds me that some tree species can develop such thick lateral branches as to develop their own microecosystems on a single branch! I read about this phenomenon years ago in a National Geographic magazine. I will do further research in an effort to provide a proper post about it, because I think it is a fascinating topic.

A Pine Tree in Norfolk, England, UK By Inexplicable Device,

Aspen Trees North Shore MN USA By Kelli Fika

Banyan Tree, Norton Museum, West Palm Beach, FL, USA Mary Reynolds

Magnolia tree Southern Pines NC By Cathy Litchfield,

Sweet Chestnut Castanea sativa, Castle Ward (a National Trust property), County Down, Northern Ireland By Ashley,

Sycamore Tree, New York, NY, USA By Kerfe Roig, methodtwomadness

Bark close-up

Christmas Bush or Pohutukawa (Maori name) or Metrosideros kermadecensis somewhere in New Zeland By Dinah,

Java cassia (aka pink shower, apple blossom) tree Cassia javanica, somewhere in Australia, By Dinah,

North Devon England, UK, Spring 2022 By Ms Scarlet,

Longwood Gardens, Kenneth Sqaure, PA,USA By Mistress Maddie,

Added @ 8:30pm PST – New Addition – My apologies to Lisa. I forgot this was still in my other email box!

Baobab  tree, Botswana, Africa, August 2019.  Photo by Lisa Troute, Jupiter, FL

This concludes our photo journey of trees for the September photo submissions.

Should we do more Monthly Photo Submission prompts?

(*Please let me know if I’ve accidently missed a submission or need to make a correction.)

Exercise: A study in patience

I’m going to pick a tree and take a picture of it during each season. If I take the first picture this week for Fall, by this time next year I’ll have a seasonal progression of the tree. If you like this idea, feel free to do it as well. You can share your tree’s seasonal progression here or post it on your own blog and send me an email, so I know to look for it and reblog.

Thank you for stopping by and being part of the Nature-led community!

36 thoughts on “Nature-led Community Photos: A Tree

  1. All the trees are so magnificent – and so different! I’m fascinated by that Banyan tree with its ariel roots/accessory trunks, and the beautiful speckled bark of the sycamore (which puts the horrid old sycamores around here to shame).

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    1. I love banyan trees! I have seen them for myself when visiting Mary in Florida. I like how the sycamore trunk looks like a collage of old paint chips. I have not seen one in person though.


  2. I really enjoyed the Beach Tree. That was really creative and amazingly observant. Such a good photo. I can’t believe I totally missed submitting something! I spent all morning looking at trees that beavers had chewed on and didn’t take a single picture. I’ll catch next one!

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  3. I like how so many photographed up into the trees. I took pictures of one tree over quite a long period of time and put it together in a composite. I’ll see if I can find it and send it to you. (K)

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  4. Aw Melanie, I’m so sorry I missed this one. September was a pretty chaotic month for me – all of my own doing! I’ve enjoyed looking at everyone else’s pictures though. I’ll try to do better in future. 🙂

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    1. Hi Lesley! Not a problem, I’m sure I’ll come up with some other similar request in the future. 🙂 I made a few mistakes with this one. I’ll have to do a better job tracking the submissions info next time.

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      1. I think you’re doing a great job! It’s projects like these that keep us all communicating . . . and it’s great fun too. I’m looking forward to more assignments. 😀

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  5. Oh no, I didn’t know about this. I want I want I want. When is the October challenge?
    This is a wonderful prompt. Please continue. I’ll participate and hopefully lure some more participants.

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  6. What a splendid collection of trees, Melanie! Thank you for soliciting these images that refill my soul. I’m sorry I missed this one, but will try hard to participate in the next ones. So beautiful!!!


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