Sunday Trees – 309

Sailing out of Stockholm, Sweden, we passed by this wonderful outcrop of rock with a bench for viewing the harbor nestled among a few trees. Trees can grow almost anywhere, including small nooks and crannies in solid bedrock.

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Minutes later, we passed a small island covered with beautiful trees:

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Trees are one thing you will find in abundance when you travel on the north side of the Baltic Sea to Finland, Sweden, and Norway.


Follow the link to find other entries in Becca Givens’ Sunday Trees series on her blog ‘On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea’.

Sunday Trees – 308

Alexander Pushkin is a famous Russian Poet. This statue is located on the grounds of the ‘Summer Palace’ in Pushkin, Russia, about a half hour drive from St. Petersburg.

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Behind the palace is a wonderful garden filled with trees. Here is just one example:

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Sunday Trees is a weekly challenge sponsored by Becca Givens on her blog ‘On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea‘. Follow the link to see other wonderful Sunday Tree photos.

Sunday Trees – 291

I have been away from blogging for a few weeks with an overly busy schedule. I really have a fondness for the Sunday Trees challenge from Becca Givens on her blog ‘On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea‘, so this is an appropriate way to get back into my blogging.

I am going to be photographing a wedding in two weeks and I needed to test out my backup digital camera (the original Canon EOS Digital Rebel from 2003). So I charged up my batteries (I always have two batteries for every camera) and then went outside to see if the camera still functioned. The result is this picture of a Japanese Red Maple in my front yard.

The camera body is heavy compared to my Rebel T3i, and the shutter on the camera sounds sluggish in comparison, but the results came out just fine.

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We purchased and planted this tree about seven years ago, and it has really flourished in the front of our house. I had to prune like crazy this year so that you could see the trunk and main branches through the heavy foliage. Now I just have to keep the tree trimmed back so it doesn’t take over the front sidewalk.