Trees.

 

 

I, like many people find trees in all of their forms fascinating.  No two trees are alike,  each one growing to create unique shapes even when dead!

Not only beautiful!  trees provide so much for us including  Fuel, Food, Timber and Art.

 

 

Bonsai 

 

My facination of trees lead me to grow and develop Bonsai trees (my kind of gardening).
Watching these minature trees through the seasons is truly wonderful.

The purposes of bonsai are primarily contemplation for the viewer, and the pleasant exercise of effort and ingenuity for the grower.  By contrast with other plant cultivation practices, bonsai is not intended for production of food or for medicine. Instead, bonsai practice focuses on long-term cultivation and shaping of one or more small trees growing in a container.  – Wikipedia

Winter Trees

The wet dawn inks are doing their blue dissolve.
On their blotter of fog the trees
Seem a botanical drawing.
Memories growing, ring on ring,
A series of weddings.

Knowing neither abortions nor bitchery,
Truer than women,
They seed so effortlessly!
Tasting the winds, that are footless,
Waist-deep in history.

Full of wings, otherworldliness.
In this, they are Ledas.
O mother of leaves and sweetness
Who are these pietas?
The shadows of ringdoves chanting, but chasing nothing.

by Sylvia Plath

More trees from my collection of over a hundred images.