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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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Tags: art -- photography, big trees forest preserve, hope, nature, photos, trees
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