Tree Tuesday Color my World

in treetuesday •  3 months ago  (edited)


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There are trees and then, there are trees that aim to maim! This tree was just sprouting its pretty little fern-like greenery when I spotted it, on the island of St. Kitts. Survival of the fittest says this one will be around a while. I politely went around it on my hike down the mountain.

Today is #TreeTuesday! Let's see your trees!



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And there it was... Spring awakening. Today is also #TuesdayOrange #ColorChallenge by @Kalemandra! Color my world. Yes, please.


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The earth beneath was washing away and the roots held on even tighter. They reached down to where the dirt had gone and dug in deeper again.


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Glorious and few, the cherry blossoms are already starting to do their thing. Stay tuned!



I went down to
mingle my breath
with the breath
of the cherry blossoms.

There were photographers:
Mothers arranging their
children against
gnarled old trees;
a couple, hugging,
asks a passerby
to snap them
like that,
so that their love
will always be caught
between two friendships:
ours & the friendship
of the cherry trees.

Oh Cherry,
why can’t my poems
be as beautiful?

A young woman in a fur-trimmed
coat sets a card table
with linens, candles,
a picnic basket & wine.
A father tips
a boy’s wheelchair back
so he can gaze
up at a branched
heaven.
All around us
the blossoms
flurry down
whispering,

Be patient
you have an ancient beauty.

Cherry blossoms
Toi Derricotte, 1941


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Some of these trees look arthritic with all the gnarls and bumps in them- interesting shapes! I'm not sure how this guy got tied up in knots, but, somewhere between then and now, someone found a home to call his own.


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Sometimes, it is so lovely, the entire scene plus trees, it takes my breath away.



¸.♥´¸.•♥¨) Let the sun shine in on your life
So the joy may touch your soul

(¸.•´♥ (¸.•´ ♥

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Ran my fingers across the whole world
And whispered,
"Where does it hurt?"
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"Everywhere"
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Wow such good insight and art. Trees are such huge parts of our world and the thorny ones are so crazy.

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Aren't these such cool looking trees, well, perhaps except for that spiky little number! It is a little more than I had bargained for in the hike! I nicely excused myself and walked around it!

Oh, yes! I wasn't up to getting pricked by that thing !!

Yikes!

Thank you for the visit and for the kind words!

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Those trees are amazing! Good photos

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And of course, I want to thank you so very much for the words and for the many surprises you leave me, because every time I click and see one, it makes me smile to know that there are genuine Santa Claus's out there, making people's day... and thinking nobody notices. ;)

Thank you again @broncnutz You surprise me in so many ways.

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Just a beautiful quality of trees and that thorny one omg image falling on that i am glad you when around it politely and that view is awesome how beautiful is mother nature :)

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Oh! You already know how awesome she is! You are totally surrounded by her beauty! in double digits!

And thank you!

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Yes i am lucky my friend to be i a beautiful part of the world....Cheers...have a lovely night :)

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Appreciate the resteem @pixresteemer!

Oh my! So many nice trees! I really like the one with the gnarly roots. That spikey tree looks much less welcoming though.

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Aren't those gnarly roots amazing? I was really taken by them also because I only have normal trees where I live. :)

Whatever normal is, right?

The big thorny one was a real surprise for me! I had no idea there were killer trees like that! Thank you for dropping by and leaving a comment!

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Nice selection of trees. Old ones sure have character :-)

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For some reason, these big old trees remind me of some of our elderly Folk! In a good way of course! Have you ever noticed that the older we get, the more character we seem to develop?

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You mean decrepit like me :-)

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OMG! No!!!! Seriously, Mike!!!!

I was talking about my 100-year-old neighbor. and his cronies!!! Can you believe he has a bunch of cronies and they play poker and drink tea on Friday nights!

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That is great, life to the fullest.... :-)

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I know!!! I almost want to join them to see what they talk about and just be there. But, I am a girl as they so delicately put it. not so delicately LOL

Oh I like that gnarly trunk one and of course any shots with palm trees are always sweet! Great post!!!

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I know how you love those gnarly trees! Most of these trees came from the island of Saint Kitts, and strangely enough a lot of them had odd looking trunks on them. I'm not sure if it was the SALT, the sea, or the warm weather conditions, but to see a tree that was without knots was unusual. Oh I do know how you loved those Palms! Happy Tree Tuesday to you!

are those thorns on the very first picture? they look super sharp!

i love the cherry blossoms, so beautiful

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They really are!!! OMG!!! Can you imagine being bit by those??? Well, I was!!! 'Yikes doesn't even begin to cover it!!

And thank you! You are always so sweet and kind!

Wonderful photos, @dswigle! I realize I'm shooting on the run and the result is of poor quality. I have to learn from you. I tell this many times. Better yet shorter but quality than my long small photographic reports, to which I forget about the quality of the photos. Thanks for the lesson!
I nominated you in a contest where you just have to propose a favorite song. If you are interested, here is my post with all the explanations:What is your Favourite Song (and why)? - Here is the answer

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You do not have poor quality photos, Dan!! @bluemoon Seriously!! If you learn anything by my posts, I am happy, but, you have wonderful posts!

I read the nomination and will put one in tomorrow! Thanks so much!

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With pleasure! I'm curious to see what you choose.
I'm glad because of you I will try to improve the quality of my photos.

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Hehe! I wanted to pick John again, but, there is so much good music to choose from!

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Hehe ... John is my favorite musician too, but I prefer to propose something else, as you say ... the offer is enormous!
I responded to @barbara-orenya and told my favorite song from Jethro Tull. Bouree!

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I saw that. :)

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I'm glad. I don't know if you know this song or...Jethro Tull. I think you know Jethro Tull.

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My uncle was a Jethro Tull fan and he was a big part of my life. :)

This reminds me..."Variety is the Spice of Life!" and makes me want to go on a hike :) Thank you @dswigle ...

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Hehe! Truth, isn't it? Variety is the spice of life. I was surprised at the different trees that I saw on the trail as opposed to along the road. Goes to show you!

Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment!

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Thank you @stgeemitboard!

I must say you have a gift for photography. I do my best, but I have no vocation.

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I see you don't take pictures, but, you write quite amazingly.

Such a cool variety of trees from Painful looking to delightful to that Gnarly truck, not so keen on the spiky one as it I would not want to walk into it LOL

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Truly, isn't it? I couldn't believe when I came across that and said, HELL-O! Well, I walked around it but good thing I was watching where I was going!

I cannot imagine running into that thing!!! They are totally gnarly on the islands! Can't imagine why!

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I think I have run into similar before when back in my army days on exercise it slashed up our clothes and arms well, I wouldnt want to run into it now being on blood thinners
Running into it would be real nasty for sure

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I know! I went through a smaller one earlier on, so started to watch where I was going.

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I guess its good the first one was small :)

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Oh, wow!!! LOL That was true, but, nevertheless, it was still a little painful. I am hoping to get out for a walk tomorrow. I cannot believe I haven't been able to accomplish walk in weeeeks!

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I hope you can get out for a walk and some relaxation Have a great day

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Well, it hasn't happened yet. Just like the internet or steemit always has problems on #MarketFriday (it's true!!! It is always a Friday!!) Wednesday always ends up with me throwing a nothing post about nothing on Wednesday. I am going to start photographing my walks all week. Why don't I????

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The first tree? looks a cross between a Crown of Thorns and a Mimosa !

I like those craggy roots where the gnomes live. :)

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I know! That is exactly what I was thinking! Makes you wonder what the hell-o is living down there! I don't believe any gnome story!!! I just know if I got too close, it might take me down there with it!

Yikes.

Oh, but the tree is so cool, for sure. :) Hi, El! @jacey.boldart! Hope all is well in your world!

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Being drug under.... the horrors .... orrrrrrrrrrrr..... maybe there's something fun under there. .... maybe?

As long as you don't see any clowns looking out..... I think you're good. LOL

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Oh, you said the clown word!!!!

Now, you know that is probably EXACTLY what is under there!!!!

Lalalalalalalalalalalaa!

I can't hear you! Talk louder !!!! Over the clowns!!!! LOL

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hee hee......

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LOL

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Asante !!

Oh, the landscape picture with the palm tree is terrific! And cherry blossom looks so delicate like an early spring itself. Even the first picture tells us about spring :) Eh, look forward to it come here soon

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It's coming! It's coming! I swear to it! I think is the winter carries on and Springtime is around the bend, tomorrow in fact, it gets harder and harder to watch and wait for it to come. I can assure you that we have an early spring and although we have had it before, this year I think I am enjoying it the most.

I'm sure it's because we have literally had no snow and the rest of the nation has been snowed in! I hope you are having a most amazing day!

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Hehe. Porn. Now I have to go look! Thank you!

have a great week!

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I went all the way over to your place to read the article on Purdue and the phone rang and I never got back to it. That's becoming a cycle with me. Anywho, I want to thank you for the visit and for the generous upvote always! You are much too kind!

And right back to you! I wish you a very good week.

That is one evil looking tree!

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It is rather evil-looking, isn't it? I'm thinking I could use some of those on some days. LOL I'm only kidding! I would know what the heck to do with them.

Nice flower and tree photography of my dear dswigle.

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Thank you so very much for your visit and I hope that you have a most wonderful day.

Yikes! That island paradise has teeth! I was there a couple of years ago on a cruise. It’s a lovely island. We did a four wheeler tour of the old sugar plantations and also rode them up into the mountains. Loads of fun and beautiful scenery.

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Isn't that funny? This tree was actually up in the mountains on a hike and the other two gnarly looking things were at the sugar Plantation. Did last time and then I went to St Kitts it was on a cruise. How funny is that? Don't they have the most bizarre looking trees on some of these islands?

Beautiful @dswigle 😊 Your pictures are amazing and the poetry flowed with it so nicely. I love old gnarled trees. If they could talk, imagine the stories they could tell.

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Isn't that the truth?? Just like an elderly person has those stories... so do the trees! I wonder if they have ever seen Indians or colonists???

I can only imagine!! Thank you for visiting and leaving a lovely comment!

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