Photographed along Lake of the Isles on a beautiful autumn day.
Five Short and Informative Articles
on Keeping Cool
It‘s been hot this past week. I‘ve comfortably dined outdoors at lunch this week; I enjoyed the comfort of shade while sitting under a tree. Trees are nature‘s way of providing relief from the heat. Here are articles on trees, keeping cool, saving energy, gardening, and apps.
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting Moment
May 29, 2012
Learn more about the Weekly Photo Challenge: Fleeting Moment.
This week’s challenge is the theme “Together”. Here are a few shots I took earlier today while out seeing homes on the Minneapolis and Saint Paul Home Tour.
Photos of the Day
January 1, 2012
Yesterday I wrote a post about LED lamps and trees. Today I offer photos of untrimmed, misshapen, evergreen trees that I captured after dark.
These trees stand clumped together inside a circular drive green space with light from the building shining upon them. They are not particularly attractive in and of themselves. Nor are they attractive in their planted mass. Still, their contrast against the lighter grass and the dark skies make them stand out in the artificially lit night environment. They were begging to be noticed for a change. I saw them, and how beautiful they were as part of the larger picture.
I was hesitant to write about trees (and light) for two consecutive days here. Would anyone care about trees, besides my friend Charlie who loves trees? Would fellow photographers find something beautiful and/or artistic in these pictures?
Then again, it’s the start of a new year, a time when people make resolutions and think about changes (growth) for themselves. Trees are all about growth and spreading themselves via their root systems, their trunks, their branches, their leaves, and whatever fruit, nut and/or flower they may grow. In this regard, another post about trees seems perfectly natural.
Let there be light in 2012. Let there be growth in 2012. May you grow tall and strong with stunning ability to sway and dance with the wind. May you be fruitful in all your endeavors. May you blossom with joy all through the year. May you be ever “green”.
There is beauty all around us. Sometimes, you simply need to take another look in a different light.
- LED’s and the Ghostly Tree (designhouse9.wordpress.com)