Sunday Trees – 284 – Old San Juan

This tree was located in a small park just off of the pier where our cruise ship, the ms Koningsdam, was docked. I had to snap a couple of photos for my regular Sunday Trees posts.

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Thanks go out to Becca Givens who has been hosting this challenge every week for over five years. You can follow this link to her blog ‘On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea‘ to see her entry for the week. Then scroll down to the comments section to see all of the tree photos from the many participants.

Sunday Trees – 282 – Martinique

These trees are in the park called La Savane in Fort-de-France bay in Martinique. This is an unfenced, 12 1/2 acre park facing the bay and adjacent to Fort Saint Louis.

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Here is a picture of the fort:

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The famous Bibliothèque Schoelcher (or Schoelcher Library) also faces this park and has several wonderful trees planted on the grounds:

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Stop over to Becca Givens blog ‘On Butterfly Wings with Buttercup Tea‘ to see all of this weeks Sunday Trees posts.

Sunday Trees – 281 – Barbados

This is Barbados week. I have several tree selections from this wonderful Caribbean island that we visited as part of our cruise on Holland America Lines in early March. All of these trees were part of the Andromeda Botanical Gardens on the eastern side of the island.

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Here is the sign on a large Mast Tree followed by a look up at the top of the tree.

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Sunday Trees – 276

Spring has come a wee bit early to North Carolina. I thought everyone in the northern climes might be cheered up with some early signs of spring.

Look for the red buds on these trees on one of our many local golf courses.

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Here are some trees blooming at one of our local churches:

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And finally, my featured image of the trees that line the driveway into one of our local farms:

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As always, big thanks go out to Becca Givens who has been sponsoring this challenge for over five years. You can catch her entry for this week at ‘On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea‘. Head over and then look in the comment section to find other great entries for this week.

 

 

Sunday Trees – 271

Four days ago we had a beautiful and sunny Wednesday morning. The sun was shining through the trees in the yard and begging me to come out and take a few photos. Always heed the call when it comes over you.

I really love the color of our Coral Bark Japanese Maple tree and the way the color contrasts with the tan colored bricks of our house. I played with the focus on my featured image for this closeup so that the branches in front were out of focus along with the bricks in the background, leaving only a very narrow depth of field near the center of the tree.

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Here is a shot from a different angle with more of the tree included:

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Being the middle of our winter season, most of our trees are bare of their leaves. I loved the beautiful blue sky showing through the empty branches:

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And finally, a tree seen as a shadow on our front lawn.

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Let me know what you think of my little photography experiments.

Also, head on over to Becca Givens Sunday Tree blog ‘On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea‘ to see Becca’s post for this week. Then scroll down to the comments to see all of the many other Sunday tree entries.

I hope everyone has a great week.

Sunday Trees – 268 – Cozumel

I thought I would start with an unusual tree, shaped into a rectangular solid. All of the trees in this post were taken in the port of Cozumel from our recent cruise.

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The cruise was from December 11th through the 18th, so we were in the midst of the Christmas season. Notice the fake Christmas tree in the background to the creche scene.

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Here is a closeup of that Christmas tree:

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The more natural trees for the region are palm trees. Here are a couple of examples:

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Behind the two Christmas diorama’s is a small garden with some lovely little trees just getting started:

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Come join the fun at Becca’s site ‘On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea‘ where you can check out her 268th consecutive weekly tree post. Then browse through the comments section to find links to all of this week’s Sunday Trees entries.