Monday, February 21, 2011

Family Tree

As part of this project I've been talking to people about trees. This past weekend the Birdsalls had a sledding party at their families farm house. There are two beautiful maple trees in the front yard that stand out. There used to be four trees. There is some concern that they are getting old, and may fall on the house. The little saplings that were planted all those years ago seemed so far from the house, but as they grew it became clear that they were planted too close. The family has planted a third tree to replace one of the two that are no longer there. They were sure to plant it further from the house.

For me the course bark of these trees make them very interesting.

What/Where are your favorite trees?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A rare sunny day in February.

I'm not sure what type of tree this is, but I like it's form. It stands alone on a dirt road, not to far from 34b in Lansing. I'll return in the summer to look at it's leaves to figure out what type of tree it is.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Rain - Ice - Wet Snow

Yesterday we went to Rochester, NY in the morning.  Their was no snow on the road, and traveling was clear.  During the day it began to rain, and then it became colder and the rain started freezing to the trees.  Then it began to snow.  These conditions are wonderful for a photographer.  Large clumps of snow build up on all the trees.   The only thing that can make it more perfect is a sunny day the next day.  We didn't have that, so once again my skies are gray in my photo of the week.