Tag Archives: trees

The Stillness of the Lichen Woods

   We walked the other day, between ancient trees, draped in fine clothes of moss and lichen. The air was as pure in the mouth as spring water, and the sounds of the outside world were muffled and absorbed by … Continue reading

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The Dawn

   The day shows herself Letting in light by layers Shade flees to the folds. Taken as the sun rose over the Plockton Crags on Good Friday morning.  Find more dusk and dawn images at WP weekly challenge ‘half light‘. … Continue reading

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Winter Bones

   All night he rattled The dead sapless tree bones while Spring slept safe below

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A Ravens Tale

   Yesterday I wandered without a plan, deeper and deeper into the tangled woods. The path twisted and turned through unfamiliar corners, while I was lost in the distraction of my thoughts. As the weak winter light began to fade, … Continue reading

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Autumn Treats

   Walking out into the woods I found Autumn had cast her golden spell across the land. Everything green was now dipped in shimmering coppers and bronze, and the long low shadows drew lines across the earth. The light was … Continue reading

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Blushing hot Maple

Blushing hot Maple Yearly menopausal flush In winters cold face.

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Wisdom of a Broken Tree

I was walking yesterday, among the ancient twisted oaks, as the tail end of a hurricane swept across the land. I was sheltered on the forest floor, but high above me the branches bent and strained in the high wind, … Continue reading

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Tree Clouds

Clouds whisper thoughts And leaves whisper dreams On the edges almost everything is possible The lip of water meets the limit of sky And all we have ever imagined is birthed through kisses into life. A cloud of leaves and … Continue reading

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Golden Treasure

Deep in the ancient Hazel woods, lies a dark pool of water, fringed with golden tassels. Swaying slightly in the soft winter air, they glow brightly against the deep blue waters below. Hidden beneath the surface of the water the … Continue reading

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Winters Bones

We walked out along a line of Beech trees, and the low winter sun caught in our eyes, blinding us with shadows and glitter. The air was still as though the year was holding her breath, and bird song was … Continue reading

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