Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bare Trees, Blue Sky





I have always been fascinated by the sight of bare branches against a blue sky. I took my first photo, of a silver birch, in Finland in the January of 1975. It had been a long dark winter up till then. And then suddenly, the snow came down, the sun came out, and there was light again.




Now I have a silver birch in my London garden and it's April. But the fascination remains. These photos were taken ten days ago - in my garden (the silver birch and the prunus) and across my neighbour's garden (the apple and pear trees) towards the park beyond (the poplars).






The prunus was in bud but not quite in flower. It probably is by now. I really hoped I'd see it blooming.



The silver birch towards the house ...



... and towards the park.



It's a long time since I took part in Skywatch Friday, but I think these photos probably qualify. But click here to see the others participating this week. Of those up when I posted my favourite are the superb bird photos of by Klaus in Florida. Check them out.


11 comments:

Jan said...

I've always loved silver birches, they're so graceful, and a line of poplars always remind me of my childhood somehow.

Laura Hegfield said...

beautiful :)

pamsenglishgarden said...

Sue, Love the silver birch trees. A favorite memory of my childhood is playing under the trees of Cannock Chase in England. Most trees there are silver birch. I have only one white birch in my Pennsylvania garden, but I am very fond of it.

Melanie said...

Poplars remind me of my home in the BC Peace. We had a whole 1/4 section, 165 acres, full of them.

rtfgvb7828 said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

AaronVFT said...

COOL! All trees here in Malaysia are evergreen and boring. Love plants with 4 seasons.

Ellada said...

I like the silver birch trees because, when there is wind,(the noise), It's like to be near of the sea.

chaiselongue said...

The silver bark does look really beautiful against the blue sky. Great photos!

debsgarden said...

As a true tree lover, these kind of photos are among my favorite! There is something magnificent about elegantly stark branches against the great blue sky.

Jan (Thanks For Today) said...

I am always in awe when I look up at tall trees, blue sky in the background...such magnitude. Lovely photos!

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HAPPY EARTH DAY!

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