Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Ode to the Trees

What would my farm be without the trees......

The ones with near perfect symmetry. 

The twisty ones,

and the lonely one that I love to gaze upon. 

Some trees are show stoppers in a straight row,

and some new ones are just starting to show their goods. 


"And, this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything." 

William Shakespeare

49 comments:

  1. An interesting and nicely commented assortment of trees. Great and appropriate quote from 'As You Like It'.

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  2. Beautiful! I love your blog!

    Beth
    lifeondevilshollow.blogspot.com

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  3. Great tree pictures ! I also love your blog header. Have a great day !

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  4. Beautiful! Trees are amazing things.

    I just LOVE the photo of your dog in your header! Personality and fun exudes from your fur baby!

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  5. I love trees and these are some pretty photos!

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  6. Once again, thank you for a lovely post. It made me realize that after living in the country for some six years now, I'm learning to find these things in nature, those that Shakespeare saw and heard. Never thought about it that way before, thank you Michelle.

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  7. Great photos and words..as always. xo

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  8. Oooh...I really love the lonely one!

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  9. I hope our trees recover this year. Last year's drought was so bad, we might lose a few. I'm ok losing the cedar, because cedar allergies suck.

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  10. Beautiful! Looking forward to seeing trees that don't have any icicles hanging off them. Yeah yeah... I know. Winter has JUST arrived here and I'm tired of it already.

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  11. we are blessed to live in a country full of trees to enjoy!

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  12. Lovely, lovely. Seeing their spare and perfect forms is wonderful.

    All joys,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

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  13. What a lovely thought and photos! I love the trees we have on our property too. One a huge old maple tree and if it could talk, I wonder what kinds of story it would share!

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  14. I love photographing trees, they are amazing aren't they? I love your perspective of them, though.




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  15. I love trees! Your photos of those trees are lovely!! My favorite is the lonely one.

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  16. There is nothing as uplifting as a tree! It's nice to see they already getting leaves in your area. We are months away from that.

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  17. I have noticed how pretty the trees look framed by the bright blue sky. No leaves just limbs.....

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  18. My favorite part of where I live. Yours are unique too!

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  19. Many times i refer to trees to encourage my students. Great entry indeed. Please have you all a good Wednesday.

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  20. I love trees in the winter. So beautifully sculptural.

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  21. You have some lovely looking trees there.

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  22. I think that I shall never see
    A post as lovely as a tree!

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  23. Beautiful pictures of your trees. Love them without their leaves. All so different in structure. Your pictures make me miss the KY countryside. I am really working at getting back there this summer.
    I having to work hard on that Shakespeare quote.
    Oh and thanks for the Lemon Bar from scratch recipe. I usually use a box from lack of a good recipe.

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  24. Gorgeous processing on this series! The colors are cheery and the contrast of the sky, love it, so beautiful.

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  25. I love your trees. Our poor trees have taken some hits lately. We had 1 of our walnut trees fall over the road in front of the farmhouse - and in this last week with our snow and rain and floods we lost a 25 yr old lilac - broke off at the roots. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  26. Fabulous trees and I like the light on them all-a kind of retro feel.

    Chrissy at Manchester: a photo a day at Mancunian Wave

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  27. a nice commentary on trees...i'm obsessed with trees quite frankly!

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  28. Love these pictures! Great quote from Uncle William too! ( I just call him that because I was/am an English major, and I had to carry his complete works in my backpack for several classes. It felt like he became a part of me! ;-))

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  29. Love them!! I love the trees on my parents ranch too. They are so beautiful...rustic...and just raw. Great pica!!!!

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  30. Pics**...... dang auto correct on my kindle!!

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  31. Interesting thought....living without any trees around. I think I'll stick with having trees :).

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  32. Oh how I love my trees too!! Great post on something we take for granted!!

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  33. Nice post. I love that lonely tree -- terrific composition. Btw, when I posted my produce stand pic I actually thought, 'This is something Farmchick would post.'

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  34. Wow! Loved the assortment and the quote in the end. Your farm is indeed very beautiful.

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  35. That one on the hill is for me. Wonderful.

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  36. A beautiful collection -- each lovely in their own right. Even without leaves! :)

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  37. Oh, I just love all of them. So beautiful!

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  38. i love the sparseness of those bare trees against the blue sky - beautiful shots, michelle!

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  39. Trees! How I love trees, and I see the appeal of each one of yours. . .

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  40. The image number 3 is my favorite!:)
    I love old trees!

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