#ThursdayTreeLove | In Winter…

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

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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…]

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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.
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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.

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    • 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.

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  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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