do you mind...


... one more day among the pines

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there is a calm underneath the tall trees
an abstract quality to the intertwining of branches
these moments amid the evergreens . even in black and white
encouraged me to breath deep . be still . gaze skyward .

43 comments:

becky said...

A beautiful view and a quiet pause along the blogging trail...thanks so much!

Marcie said...

Yest..truly calming and very peaceful. Almost more so when rendered in black and white!

Judy said...

I don't mind. I could walk through the pines everyday.

rachel awes said...

it is incredible to look
up into the trees.
gorgeous photos! xo

d smith kaich jones said...

i love the sssssshhhhhh of the pines in the wind. such wisdom. and love your images of this area around me. love, love.

xoxo
Debi

deb said...

I don't mind,
I'm thrilled.

beth said...

not at all...
our beach cottage is in the pines and i can't get enough of them.....

S. Etole said...

a touch of the majestic ... a wonderful place to dwell

Leslie said...

i couldn't agree more...

m. heart said...

Love the pines!

Catherine... said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog today....I love your pine picture...nothing quite like the smell of pine...love it....Love your bird art too...beautiful

Becca said...

I love the pines! I am not a big fan of the wind here in the desert, but when the wind blows through a bunch of pine trees, there is something magical about it.

sperlygirl said...

lovely

june at noon said...

I love trees, photograph and show them all you want! :)

Daniela Siegenthaler said...

there's nothing like photographing trees in black and white - it makes their beauty even more majestic, makes me really pay attention to their exquisite details. these are so very pretty. ps: your wish is still hanging on the tree :)

Jamie said...

Glorious! Your photos took me away for a moment to my summer road trip through the North Carolina mountains.

Betsy said...

not at all..how lovely!

Char said...

i grew up around pines and love them. love the smell, the swaying of the trees, the hushes whisper of sounds as the wind goes through them.

beautiful shots!

maccandace said...

I don't mind at all. Pines are beautiful. I like these in black and white.

Jennifer Richardson said...

I love the way treelines brush
the sky
...especially these wise
grandfatherly trees
with their craggy wisdom.
You just get the sense
that "they know."
Thanks for sharing,
Jennifer

kristin said...

i love that second shot so much. like a tall cathedral of trees.

Graceful said...

My son Noah loves to take pictures of pine trees, too -- something about the way they tower draws him to the base to shoot upwards.

mrs mediocrity said...

ah yes, stillness. perfect.

-t- said...

thank you for inviting me to look up :)

Oliag said...

I wouldn't have thought of using B&W with these shots and it works perfectly! I don't mind looking up at these at all!

Joan Elizabeth said...

They seem even more majestic in b&W.

Belinda Munoz said...

Very uplifting and gorgeous photos! Visiting through Emily's Imperfect Prose.

Brian Miller said...

no i dont mind...gorgeous shots...and perhaps there is a thing or two we can learn from trees

LauraX said...

I know...I know exactly what you mean!

homekettle said...

I think that middle pic is my favorite. Lovely.

Courtney Walsh said...

Love those images but also love the quote on your sidebar about using your talents. :) I haven't read that one in a long time!

Jeanne Klaver said...

I have a special connection to trees (and branches, which I use in my art). I've been known as a tree hugger in my days. These are amazing photos!

writingcanvas said...

Beautiful! Makes me remember sitting under one of those trees when I was young,making a "fort". As adults we don't take the time to stop and enjoy views like this. Thank you!

Kati patrianoceu said...

Beautiful! Beautiful photos but more importantly, beautiful moment for stopping to enjoy life.

During my recent holiday in Lebanon, a friend and I went for a half-day hike in the cedar plantations. Fresh snow on the ground, glorious baby cedars next to millenia-old cedars, a view for miles of the valley below. Anyway, thanks for bringing back that special moment among pines

Joybird said...

I can almost smell them, and hear echoes of the wind.

Jewels said...

Perfect B&W's!

Caroline said...

I agree...there is something so powerful, yet quiet about standing under a big tree. Love this photos Elk.

ameliamaness said...

that last picture is my favorite, love these!

J said...

I absolutely love pictures taken beneath trees. Yours are exquisite. I can almost feel the breeze whispering through the branches and the occasional pine needle spinning downward. The noisy quiet of nature...broken branches, chirping birds, flapping wings. Thanks for the beauty.

Renee Howell said...

ohhhh - love the pines! thank you thank you for the pics

emily wierenga said...

elk...

i breathed deep these pines this past week in the mountains steep, and they were exactly as you described, and how you pictured them so perfectly...

and how i miss them. now, i can come here and visit them again, and again.

thank you. for the nature of your soul. ALL my love.

Kellee said...

those textures are amazing. :)

Relyn said...

I am eager to show my Dad these pictures. He loves tall, tall trees so much.