Sunday Stills – Under the Trees

Having just completed a June trees theme for my 365 project, I already had plenty of choices for this week’s Sunday Stills.  This is my month’s calendar view.

Trees, trees and yet more trees – my 365 project

Under the trees I also found:

I discovered rainbows, reflections and sunsets.

Under the trees throughout the seasons, I find the new growth of spring green and blossoms, the silhouetted sunlight of summer. the dappled shade lighting the fallen autumn leaves and the skeletal winter trees revealing their intricate branching structures. I had a play with making a composite of autumn leaves and a frosty winter. Maybe next time I will do all seasons!

Changing seasons

I love that trees have so many different textures and forms in their branches and trunks. Winter when the trees are leafless is a good time to appreciate the intricate branch patterns normally hidden within the leaves.  Moss and lichen cluster with wood ear fungus to decorate the barren trees.

Wood ear fungus

I love to wander between the trees along hidden forest pathways, and beside the lakes, beaches and rivers. I am in my happy place (as long as I have my camera along for the walk}


11. A sizable sanctuary

My sanctuary is my quiet place at our beachfront property. We have native trees and bush, vegetable gardens and expansive lawns.  Did I mention the stream meandering through the grounds?  We have enough size to have a healthy distance from our one close neighbour although he does have rather a loud voice when pacing around with his mobile phone.

No worries – I retreat to my quiet place alongside the fern-edged stream,  listening to the native birds twittering in the trees and the gentle breeze rustling through the leaves.  I love listening to the soothing sounds of the babbling waters of the stream as it meanders its way to the beach.  

My sanctuary

Its a sizeable sanctuary for sure. 

This is a response to a Flash Fiction prompt from ‘Putting My Feet In the Dirt’, Writing Prompts hosted by ‘M’.