Getting Arboreal: A Nature Collection Part 2

If you remember back in August, I embarked on a photo journey directed by Julie Prichard.

The tree I used is one that is on our family farm. Which is about an hour and a half from home! It is a little slice of heaven for us! So when I told Mr. Ink, I wanted to go the farm after he got done with work yesterday.  He was all for it. Plus this way he got to get his gun sighted in for deer season and make sure his stand was all set!

Here is the first shot of the tree in August :


It is in the middle of a field.  In August the wild mustard is way to thick to walk out to the tree!

Yesterday, the weather was great around 70 degrees and most of the mustard has died so I was able to walk out to the tree! I love this time of year when you can walk way out into the fields! We have about 180 acres.

Here is the tree now:



The only leaves left on the tree


Waiting for a Message

by Rochelle Mass

Trees help you see slices of sky between branches,
point to things you could never reach.
Trees help you watch the growing happen,
watch blossoms burst then dry,
see shade twist to the pace of a sun,
birds tear at unwilling seeds.

Trees take the eye to where it is,
where it was,
then over to distant hills,
faraway to other places and times,
long ago.

A tree is a lens,
a viewfinder, a window.
I wait below
for a message
of what is yet to come.


I hope you are enjoying this journey as much as I am! The last photo of this tree will be in April! I am hoping we do not have to much snow then (can’t make it up the drive way then). If we do I will have about a 5 mile hike to get close enough to take a photo of it! YIKES!

Thanks for all your comments,



9 thoughts on “Getting Arboreal: A Nature Collection Part 2”

  1. Beautiful! This is such a nice journey into your world via the tree.

  2. These pictures are breathtaking Kim and I am loving this journey and I also enjoyed that poem and how true it is.

  3. She’s a beautiful tree..thank you for playing along with me, Kim…I love what you have done with the photos..and I am dreaming of seeing some snow on your tree!

  4. Wow! These photos are incredible…really love the various enhanced shots…nice!

  5. Wowzers! What fantastic photos!! They are super duper fabulous. I don’t know what one is my favourite they are all so well done. Very, very interesting leaf. I’m going back to grab a coffee and put up my feet and stare some more.

  6. very cool special effects! i’m enjoying this collaboration and checking out trees from all over…looking forward to april as we don’t get snow here in san diego!

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