Trees

December 24, 2013

Various trees on a snow-covered hillside.

Copyright 2013 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

2013 is about to end and I find myself meditating about trees.  I had written the draft of this post and then realized that it makes sense to be thinking about trees as tomorrow is Christmas-ah the unconscious.  In all honesty, though, tomorrow really did not enter the thought process as this post was planned. The rest of this is neither profound nor much past the obvious-there certainly are better stories about trees and John Sexton’s photographs are far and away superior to these.

Bear's Den pond after rain.

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Still, I like to think about trees and what they represent.  There are tall and strong and in many circumstances, remarkably resilient.  In high winds, up to and including the lower grades of hurricanes, they absorb the energy by flexing with the pressure.  A lesson is to be learned from that.

Maple leaf on ground with light frost.

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They are also iconic landmarks for the changing of the seasons, at least here in the East where we (still) have seasons.  These transitions are marked by the disappearance, and subsequent re-emergence, of deciduous trees’ foliage.

Single bare tree on cloudy day.

Copyright 2013 Kevin P. Mick Photography. All rights reserved.

And as bare as they are now, in just a few months time, they will be green again.  Until then, we can enjoy the marvelous and intricate shapes that in that time, will be left unseen.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.

Take care.

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