trees of my year

Many of us are looking back on the past year as it’s nearing its end. Photography having become more and more a passion for me, I like to look through the year’s photos. They may be observations of the little things that capture my eye and images that I plan to use in my artwork. Often they are a visual diary of family and friends at varied gatherings, of trips taken, of many walks in the parks, and a record of the seasonal changes in our garden.

While going through them, I was also thinking about the current call for entries for the Festival of Trees being hosted this time by Lorianne. (There’s still time to submit with the deadline tomorrow, Sunday, December 30th!) So I took a tree-centric review of the year and found a LOT of images of trees! Here are a few highlights from our garden and from some of the walks. How fortunate we are to live in such a beautiful and tree-filled part of the world.

Cedars covered in January’s snow, then February’s catkins on the hazelnut tree

March’s mossy and leafy new greens followed by April’s fat magnolia buds

September’s light and shadows in the forest and the red maple leaves of October

Bare arms reaching up to the November sky, then magical trees with December lights

December 29, 2007 in Blogging, Canada and BC, Photography by Marja-Leena