Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Tree and a Field in early Winter


Last month I started a long walk near the tree in the top photo. After walking a long way and circling back I spotted the tree again from the middle of the field. It may have been winter but it gave me a spring in my step. I suppose I could have titled this post "The start and the finish".
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43 comments:

~Cheryl said...

That is a lovely tree! I also like the clouds . . . seems to be a bearded man looking down on you! The white clouds and white snow in the second photo are perfect companions.

Ebie said...

From a distance , it looks like golden fields! I love the clouds hovering over the tree!

Brenda's Arizona said...

The start & the finish - that is a great one. It gives one a sense of security, doesn't it?

Thérèse said...

One feels a mild winter in these two pictures.

Carolyn Ford said...

These are beautiful! What a great sky and the little bit of snow on the ground perfectly compliments the sky. Question: Were you kneeling or sitting on the ground to get that perspective in the second photo? I REALLY like it!

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

Beautiful color & what a great sky! Would certainly put a spring in my step, too!

Thanks for stopping by!

Lily Hydrangea said...

beautiful golden light James. I think we are all starting to feel that "Spring" in our step. I noticed it was still light out at twenty of six this evening & that was with a grey stormy sky!

Carolyn said...

Funny how we all seem to be looking for Spring and noticing that the days are getting longer. Is it in our DNA to seek the light? No mystery about why our early ancestors studied the annual cycle of the sun and marked the solstices and equinoxes.

I too like your photo very much. Sun even in winter brings hope. The gentle eyes looking down on the scene add to the warmth.

Evelyn Howard said...

HI James
I love the big sky and the tree. Simple but beautiful. Great contrsting colours too.

Sunny said...

I have to say that the tree picture is one of my favorites, the colors, the sky, it's just perfect.
Sunny :)

Olivier said...

la premiere photo est magnifique, ce ciel et cette compostion

Spiderdama said...

Just lovely shot and great sky!

Jientje said...

That first picture takes my breath away, I love the colors and the light in that one!
By the way, if you do decide to come to Belgium, I'd love to meet you! When would you like to come? Spring, Summer, Fall? I live near Antwerp and my city of birth is Bruges. I can show you some beautiful places in both cities!
Wouldn't that be something?

VP said...

I like both but was impressed by the first picture, you was lucky to find this beautiful tree all alone there, but you surely got the best of it. Excwllent colors and a great sky!

Malyss said...

The first picture would make a wonderful postcard.. And I like the second one because it gives back very well the feelings of freshness in the air, the smell of the wait grass lying down, the sound of your steps in the spots of snow...
The first picture is beautyful, the second is very "alive"..

Thom said...

I love the start and the finish. That is wonderful. Those clouds...I haven't seen clouds like that in a very long time. Spectacular photos my friend :)

Cezar and Léia said...

That first shot is fabulous!
Like Malyss said a postcard, congratulations James!
Léia

Bibi said...

Good one, and the framing is superb in both photos!

mbkatc230 said...

Beautiful landscapes James. And such a photogenic tree! The colors are wonderful, the contrast between sky and ground is great. We had a spring day Sunday - 78 and sunny. Yesterday it snowed! Hope you warm up soon. Kathy

Stine in Ontario said...

Looks like it was a lovely day to be out in the fresh air!

Carol said...

Beautiful...love the cold day in Philly also....

Louis la Vache said...

There is no doubt that the first image is a winter image!

LV said...

It does not matter the season, your pictures are breathtaking. All so very pretty and clear. Nicely done.

Renee said...

Odd, this post didn't get picked up in my Google Reader :-(
I love the top vertical photo. It's dramatic and the color is impressive with the moody clouds.

Lois said...

I love the tree!

Mary @ Framed and Tagged said...

Very nice photos....love the one with the single tree.

Happy OW!!!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

James: Your tree shot is so neat. Did you see the two eyes in the sky above the tree?

Ms. Bake-it said...

Hello James,

Love the photos, especially the solitary tree.

~ Tracy

Rebecca said...

I love the feel of the big expansive sky...and it's blue? Did I miss some blue sky?

Anya said...

The colors the sky is BEAUTIFUL :-)
I miss the bleu sky !!
its here always grey :(

(We can join reflections this weekend yeaaahhhhh ...
I have reflections ... Its a surpise for Lucy meow..meow.. )

cieldequimper said...

Both are masterpieces in their own right. That tree is beautiful.

imac said...

Love that big blue sky and tree.

amatamari© said...

Is absolutely magnificent, perfect in its apparent simplicity. A beautiful and profound emotion ...
Thanks!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos, James! I love the first shot of the tree and the pretty sky.

Cheryl said...

The first photo is so lovely! I can't stop looking at it. I like the "start and finish", a great title!

ρομπερτ said...

The air to breathe must have been a delight. Believe me that one is able to miss winter with every sense.

A wonderful Thursday for you.

AmyR said...

Stunning colors and photos.

Carver said...

These are fantastic shots. So beautiful. My browser is acting up so I can't see all the posts on this page but it was a treat to see these.

happily retired gal said...

Both are wonderful outdoor photos!!! Methinks I love the first one best on this visit, but that might change the next time I drop by.
Hugs and blessings,
Small Reflections

Crafty Green Poet said...

beautiful tree - the first photo is stunning!

ruma2008 said...

Designs of clouds announce the arrival of the spring previously.

awarewriter said...

James. The first photo is an award winner!! It's exquisite. Print it, mat it and frame it...please.

Fotochip said...

What an interesting place this is.....