#ThursdayTreeLove | In Winter…

In winter
    all the singing is in
         the tops of the trees — Mary Oliver, “White Eyes”


An urgent deadline made me miss #ThursdayTreeLove last week, but all the tree photos hiding out in my phone will not allow me to forgo participating in the first TTL of the year. So, here I am, a week late, with snow laden trees from my very first tree walk of the year. Oh, how I wish we could capture pure delight with our cameras!


These photos were snapped January 4, two days after our first snow. We don’t get snow very often in the South, so when we do, we’re [Southerners] usually over-the-moon with excitement. I did not take the time to go out and play in the snow the evening/morning it fell. I planned to the next day when everything was all white and pretty, but the freezing temperatures kept me indoors.


When I returned to campus two days later, I was pleasantly surprised to find the trees on campus still beautifully adorned with snow. I raced to my office, dropped my bags, grabbed my camera and spent the first moments of the workday with the snow trees.


I shot with my phone and my camera. I am sharing the phone photos because choosing from among the far-too-many camera photos is a task for another time. [Click images 2-5 to view full-size versions of these photos in a Flickr album. Eventually, I’ll add the DSLR photos. Eventually…]


The Lion King is running in Nashville, and Cats will be here in Huntsville soon. I will miss both. People are not always cautious, so I am still wary of large group events. Sometimes, it seems the coronavirus is robbing me of life and fun, but spending time with the trees on a gorgeous day more than makes up for it.


I am joining Parul Thakur for #ThursdayTreeLove every second and fourth Thursday of the month. If you would like to play along, post a picture of a tree on your blog and link it back to her latest #treelove post.

20 thoughts on “#ThursdayTreeLove | In Winter…

  1. Sheila Marie Delgado says:

    Thank you Chandra!
    So nice to see snow! We have not had any. And you know me, I get excited too, because it is so rare. Haha. So nice to see your walk in nature. As I am still stuck inside. 🙂
    Thank you for sharing these with us. Glorious snowy trees!

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    • Chandra Lynn says:

      Happy to have you join me for this beautiful, snowy walk, Sheila! I have been stuck inside all week because I just can’t stand the ice-cold weather we’ve been having. I simply can’t tolerate it well these days.


    • Chandra Lynn says:

      I’d love more snow! Send some here. Heavy enough on a Monday morning that we get to declare “snow day” for at least two days! :-D. It doesn’t take much to bring us to a standstill. Don’t send the “crazy” snow. We can’t handle that madness here. LOL! Seriously though, I love seeing the pretty of snow, but I worry about those who are without homes and those whose homes are not adequate for the severe drops in temperature and/or power outages that sometimes accompany such weather. All that pretty sometimes comes at a cost.


  2. Parul Thakur says:

    Wow! those picture are breathtaking and I can’t even begin to imagine how detailed and gorgeous the DSLR ones would be. I love your campus and how I wish I could visit it and spend time there 🙂 Love the snow and the tall trees. I feel like they have stories to tell. Thanks for joining, Chandra. See you tomorrow.

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