For the love of Trees

As I read Julie’s blog  post on Getting Arboreal: A Nature Collection. I thought man oh man  this is me. I have a deep deep love for Nature. Any chance we get, we run up to the Family farm. 180 acres of beautiful nature to discover! This land has been in the family for more than 150 years.  The time we spend as a family to me is so precious to me!  Spending the days discovering what nature has to offer. The nights in front of the camp fire watching the bats fly around our very own street light.  Going to sleep listening to the owls and coyotes sing us a lullaby. We have lots of trees. We are even doing  a forestry project on part of the land.  Two trees stand out as our favorites though. Below is one of them! The other one is in our driveway. If I get my scanner to work – I can show you how much the tree has grown over the last 30 years.


A Blessing for the Woods

by Michael S. Glaser

Before I leave, almost without noticing,
before I cross the road and head toward
what I have intentionally postponed—

Let me stop to say a blessing for these woods:
for crows barking and squirrels scampering,
for trees and fungus and multi-colored leaves,

for the way sunlight laces with shadows
through each branch and leaf of tree,
for these paths that take me in,
for these paths that lead me out.


The Ash tree in my back yard! Mr. Ink has gotten to see this wonderful beauty grow for 30 years!


When we can’t get to the farm, you can find us out on the bike trails  or other trails.  This weekend we went to my favorite one with the red covered bridge!



The sky diving school is not far away and we got to see several adventurous people sky dive! It was so fun to watch from the ground 😉


The oak tree has to be one of my favorite trees! I love the way the branches fall and the pretty shape of the leaves!


Look at all those insect eggs on these leaves!

Thanks for the wonderful assignment Mrs. Julie! Can’t wait to show everyone what these trees look like in fall/winter and spring! It made for a fun part of our weekend! Hope you enjoy the tour of trees! Remember to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle 🙂



18 thoughts on “For the love of Trees”

  1. Wow Kim! Those pictures are just amazing. You captured everything! Untouched by modernization (no electrical wires, cars, people just wondering in view{that always happens to us}). The first picture, is that the sun behind a big cloud??? Fantastic!

  2. Hi, K,
    WOW-that cute red covered bridge is the best! My mom loves those 🙂

  3. Beautiful trees, wonderful old covered bridge, perfect poem. Thank you. :)Bea

  4. your photos and story are so amazing..especially that you still have the land in the family. My maternal grandparents were farmers…and they all grew up right outside Detroit on neighboring farms…the land is now gone…but many of the buildings (school house, cousin’s farmhouse) are now residing in Henry Ford’s Greenfield Village…farming is something that should be appreciated and remain unchanged (when possible)…off my farming soap box now…have a spiffy Tuesday!

  5. The first photo looks like heaven is smiling on that tree. Absolutely breathtaking. I love the stories of your trees. Can’t wait to see how they change with the seasons.

  6. I need to sit down and fan myself.

    Oh, wait, I’m already sitting.

    Your photos and poem just blew me away.


    So glad to have you in the collection.

  7. Kim, you’re Farm lokks like a lovely place to be! Thank for sharing great pics of it!

  8. Just a reminder that the Getting Arboreal: A Nature Collection is up for an update next week. Try to make a post with both your original tree photo and your new tree photo and leave me a comment so I can update the links. Hope to see you then!

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