Still Learning To See

The bones of trees

When leaves drop, revealing the “bones” of the trees, I feel like old friends have returned for a visit. I won’t tire of seeing them all winter long, against the clear skies of dawn and dusk, covered with snow or frost, providing a spot for birds to perch. There is plenty of time to bide until they are covered again with leaves next Spring!

And, with great timing, this lovely sonnet from Shakespeare appeared earlier in the week on Writer’s Almanac:

Sonnet 73And the yesterday, rushing to a meeting, I was stopped still in my tracks by the late afternoon light on the trees, mainly Red Oaks, of Hubbard Park. Finding one small view without all the wires and poles and buildings, I used my phone camera to make this photograph. Behold the “bare ruined choirs.”


This entry was published on October 23, 2013 at 9:08 am. It’s filed under Clouds, Fall colors, Hubbard Park, John Snell, Patterns, Photograph, Sunrise, Sunset, Trees, Vermont and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “The bones of trees

  1. Marti Snell on said:

    you are blending Shakespeare and iphoto masterpieces — I love it!

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