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photos: visiting the Big Trees Forest Preserve with justben (Nov 28, 2009)


A much-belated photoshare from when justben and I last went to Big Trees (wow, it's been almost three months) -- winter had come early, but there was still beauty to be found ♥ I almost want to go again before spring to see if I can find anything to enchant me in the stark nakedness of full winter.








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this one... oh, it's so magic, I feel like I caught a bit of plant-spirit ♥ One of my favorites I've ever taken.

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I was partly like "ugh, plastics, NOT IN MY FOREST." and partly delighted and charmed. I decided I'd come back and hunt around and make sure there were no bits cluttering the ground once Christmas was over, and yielded to the charm ;-)

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I believe this stump is my favorite bit of the forest now ♥

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natural sculpture, oh beauty!

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♥!

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a chandelier of brightness -- these were absolutely glowing with light in person (it didn't capture well).

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such delicate colors

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it's a sprite-cradle ;-)

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oh, the searing undersides of these leaves!

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this one's more true to the shocking RED!

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I loved the serpentine curves of that dark trunk

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gnarled fingers

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another view of the serpentine tree (I think)

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I balanced precariously on a propped-up rotting log to get this shot -- I just loved the lines of it

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I WILL find color ;-)

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...and be fascinated

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ohhh the curves of this!

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my theme-of-the-year photo ♥

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more bramblecolors

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daring little buds!

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amber glow

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stairs are an important symbol to me

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I loved how the lichen/mold/fungus/whatevs twirled up the tree in a spiral! I was sad to see that the other tree had been cut but I trust that it needed to be done.

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and now I'll forever be taking reflection photos, blame justben.

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♥!

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oh my GOD/DESS you should have seen this leaf in person...

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I love it so much ♥

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Comments
musicandmisery ══╣╠══
Absolutely stunned and amazed as always. I must visit here before I die. ♥
jendaby ══╣Autumn Stroll╠══
Oh, WOW! You have a natural talent for finding the most beautiful aspects of nature and sharing them with the world! If you are ever here in New York, I would love to take you to see Fort Tryon park - which is way up at the top of Manhattan and overlooks the river, has beautiful trees and gardens...I think you would love it there.

I am particularly inspired by the tree with the spiral body and your favorite stump. Your favorite stump actually reminds me of a picture of myself (viewable here) - in as much as the first thing I saw was the torso, head and arms of someone leaning backward over a tree. I am always finding faces and features in trees. :)

The colors you found are simply divine! **hugs**
sylvanfae ══╣Love╠══
These are all incredible! I love to look at the same stuff as you, so yay photos! =)
tangledaxon ══╣╠══
I always adore your photos of the forest!
aerialmelodies ══╣Simple Passion╠══
That last leaf is amazing. <3 Thank you for sharing - I'm still amazed at what you're able to capture with your little camera. You've got an eye for all things beautiful and never miss a precious moment. :)

I need to visit this place considering I live less than half an hour away. I'll probably go in the spring when it's a little warmer and some of the buds are starting to peek out~
jenniology ══╣Season - Winter╠══
Stunning as always. :) I especially loved the spiral-tree!
delicatexflower ══╣love. heart; "the missing piece"╠══

that. leaf. oh my goodness! it spoke so much to me. so magical and so very colorful! nature is so incredible, isn't it? love the pictures dear :)
mermaiden ══╣* Forest: Princess of the Forest╠══
These are utterly exquisite~ :)
tralfamadore ══╣╠══
Absolutely and utterly breathtaking. What a magical place!
charlotteattack ══╣╠══
I love the cradle! :)
blimeyzawn1 ══╣╠══
These are just breathtaking!
sidheblessed ══╣╠══
I love those red leaves - so vibrant!
oberonia ══╣╠══
I'm a big fan of those last three shots. I'd put those in a matted frame in my house. Just sayin'. :)
lorelei_sakti ══╣jessica╠══
Amazing photography! This convinces me that I want a better camera.
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