I don’t want this blog to become routinely and overtly political. There are times, like yesterday, when politics makes itself so blatantly obvious, to not mention it would be like trying to make photographs with my lens cap on—impossible!
Trees are political. What?! Individual trees have long played various parts in history and politics—from several “Treaty Oaks” to New England’s “King’s Mark” trees to those used as survey markers. Because they outlive single generations of humans we are forced to deal with them, or, in some cases, consciously ignore them. Clearly our world would not exist without trees.
I also want to share a link that puts humans in a perspective that seems useful.
All that said, what I want to continue to do in this blog is to share what I’m learning about seeing and what I’m seeing and making photographs of. As is often the case, the photographs I’m posting today are merely records of reality—plain, simple and beautifully timeless.