Thursday is for the Trees.

I’m back.

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about the importance of photography in my life. Hands up, if you are a baby boomer like me, and remember the old cowboy TV show, Have Gun Will Travel, starring Richard Boone as Paladin! Are you are immediately humming, “Paladin, Paladin, where do you roam?”  

I do a different type of shooting. Instead, I use a camera. Now, I don’t kid myself regarding my photography skills, I’m most definitely an amateur, and that’s fine by me.  When I hear the term F stop, I think of F Troop, what can I tell ya.


Imagine a landscape without trees. It’s impossible, right? When I take a walk with my trusty Lumix handheld digital camera, the trees just speak to me. Let me mention, it doesn’t hurt if there’s a bird nearby either. They seem to have a symbiotic relationship.


How deep must the roots be in trees to dig deep into the earth to hold up their mighty branches? If they’re sitting on the top of the soil, what must it look like in the space we can’t see?


No, not swimming trunks.


Just like in the military, there are many types of branches. Here are some examples of my favorites.


Is it really necessary to be like “Kilroy,” and leave your mark on a beautiful tree?  I think not.

Take a moment to appreciate the trees, they are a metaphor for our lives.  From roots, to trunks, to branches, you can put your own spin on it. Looks like Mother Nature’s family to me.