Welcome to our galleries page: Trees, Flowers and Nature's Textures
Wherever we travel, when we look closely at our surroundings, we find ourselves endlessly amazed by the fine details, whether they be in the trees, the wildflowers, or even just the sand and dirt at our feet. So in this gallery we are doing things a little differently, we start out with some of our tree images and then work down through flowers and then to textures. We hope you will forgive one or two liberties we have taken with the hues and contrasts in certain images, but this is actually how these images speak to us and make us feel.
But what is it about trees that captivates us? In forests or single and alone, we often find ourselves just staring at them. We seek their shade on hot days, they cool and clean the air we breathe and the wind in their foliage is an hypnotic sound. And different varieties say different things to us. So, here, we start with Aspens in fall, perhaps the most photographed trees ever!
This image, perhaps more than any other in our collection, seems to capture people's imagination. Perhaps it is the shape of the tree, its placement in the frame, the shadow, or just the color contrasts, but whatever it is, this image evokes for most a sense of peace.
At large size, on aluminum plate, without glass, the image is truly arresting. It especially works in more contemporary structures.
The tree itself is located in south west New Mexico. We discovered it in the early Fall on a cross-country trip. Purely by chance, with perfect conditions. We've been back to it twice, but never caught it again looking quite so pristine. On subsequent visits the grass was trammeled, there was far less color, the tree foliage not nearly so full. We were incredibly lucky the first time.
In 10 and 11 above, we are in England. In 10, we are in the Cumbrian Lakelands during a late Fall afternoon. In 11, we are on the North Downs of Surrey during the spring-time bloom of Bluebells. Both woodland scenes were virtually noise-free other than songbirds and a gentle breeze.
In 12-14, we are in the Carmel area of California. There is something about the Pacific air of the central and northern California coast that works magic on the trees within it.