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Big Trees Forest Preserve in the spring ♥ (April 3rd)


Photos from when my partner and I went to the Big Trees Forest Preserve in early April -- which I just got 'round to editing. Planning on visiting again when the weather cools a little: it's supposed to be in the 90s (and feel like the 100s) until Tuesday. :-p





spring colors

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so much spring green!

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it looks so empty and open

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but I love all the blossoms ♥

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I love this view

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the clearing

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pixies live under these strange plants and decorate their bodies with wood violet pollen :D

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Efaniburl with no leaves!

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I did not intensify this color -- it was actually this bright!

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the moss was SO VIBRANT

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the streams were full

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ebullient waters :D

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sun-spangled beginnings

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this was the most accurate color shot of the day

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I love that swirling trunk, so serpentine

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Wahtaveoir wears ferny panties *snicker*

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stretching up and up...

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my friend pine ♥

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I love how these two stand back-to-back

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I love the lines here! these three remind me of three witches dancing

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this tree got an early start on greening!

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making good use of the sun before the canopy comes in!

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sunset turns green to gold

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leaves a-flutter with light

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so vibrant!

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so perfect and tiny

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an interesting plant...

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...with blossoms that reminded me so much of Anika! (esp. the tangerine anthers)

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dogwoods!

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I love the shape of these buds!

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♥ tree blossoms -- what kind?

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I love the translucency of the petals!

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the colors of this captured me

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living fire ♥

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happy

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Comments
dodging_fate ══╣╠══
ooooh, beautiful!
*  Pagan:  Gathering
mermaiden ══╣* Pagan: Gathering╠══
Absolutely brilliant and exquisite~ Thank you so, so much for sharing these with us! It was exactly what I needed today~ I appreciate the green~ :)
Pan
ladywind ══╣Pan╠══
Ah! ~dances!~ I know what the strange pixie plants are: the ones with the maroonish petal-things in the centre are trillium of some sort. I want to say Trillium erectum, but I'm not sure. And the little indigoish ones beneath the spreading leaves look like Wandering Jew.

You take wonderful tree shots, but the image that makes me squee most is the last one, of your thoughtful look and silvering hair-tips. Yay purple. :)

justben ══╣╠══
Big Trees is full of wonderful. We actually hold our monthly libations there. Love it.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/bennn/tags/bigtrees/
Love
aerialmelodies ══╣Love╠══
Love the photos! In the first one of the moss... IT'S A HEART! :D

I definitely need to visit this place~
xenopsi ══╣╠══
Gorgeous!! Both you and the trees.

Your love of them always shines through in the photos.
suzu
cunningbunny ══╣suzu╠══
Aw, you think of me in Nature. :-)

The photos you share from here are always so beautiful...and sso different from the forests we have here. The parks in York are gorgeous, but in a distinctly Pennsylvanian sort of way. I would love to visit this preserve, it seems so full of a different energy than I'm used to feeling. And I just know Suzu would glory in wandering those paths. She'd live in the forests if we let her. I can just imagine her kissing the trees and dancing in those streams.
nadalia ══╣╠══
Those photos are breathtaking!
willow_cabin ══╣╠══
Oh, wow, every one of these photos is so beautiful. Some of them seem to glow. Thank you for sharing! And I love your purple hair! <3
divinemiss_em ══╣╠══
I am always in awe of your nature photos. I can never take such clear beautiful shots like you do!

I´ve never seen wood violets before, but they do indeed look like perfect pixie resting spots.

I love love love the blossoms. Especially the unidentified pink ones- they remind me of cherry blossoms. Also, I really want to stick my feet in that stream :)
I have a stream near my house and it´s really nice to look at and listen to, but as it is in the middle of a city it is really polluted :(
musicandmisery ══╣╠══
So gorgeous, Bel!

"leaves a-flutter with light" is definitely my favorite - wonderfully captured. :)
acid_burns ══╣╠══

"stretching up and up..." kills me ♥
moonvoice ══╣╠══
Seriously beautiful, thank you for sharing these (and yourself.) :)
sidheblessed ══╣╠══
So gorgeous!
photography
shioneh ══╣photography╠══
I love love loved this post :-D so was leaving replying till I could comment on the photos individually. I love all your macros especially and your dancing tree photos.

http://pics.livejournal.com/belenen/pic/0034daxb looks so peaceful ♥

http://pics.livejournal.com/belenen/pic/0035186r oh so gorgeous, I love water of the stream here

http://pics.livejournal.com/belenen/pic/0035544p Oh wow! this one is amazing. Such a sense of movement. They remind me of back to back dancers.

http://pics.livejournal.com/belenen/pic/00356b55 ohh, yes, I love what you see in this.

http://pics.livejournal.com/belenen/pic/00359881 This is so beautiful, wow wow wow.

http://pics.livejournal.com/belenen/pic/0035f2xt

http://pics.livejournal.com/belenen/pic/0035kysb This one is AMAZING and my favourite, what incredibly stunning beauty. It makes the most beautiful icon.

and of course you, yay! I adore the silver/white tips of your hair. You look beautifully fae and foresty.
darkpool ══╣╠══
Great pictures!
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