#ThursdayTreeLove | A Sunflower in an Orchard Full of Apples

We interrupt “Sunflower Month” with apples! I had one goal in mind when the guys and I headed to Scott’s Orchard earlier this month–to visit the sunflowers a little earlier this year. We went mid-October last year, so many of the sunflowers were seeing their last days. However, when we arrived [just about] two weeks ago, … Continue reading #ThursdayTreeLove | A Sunflower in an Orchard Full of Apples

#ThursdayTreeLove | The Trees of Lan Ying’s Quiet Village

Since we’re on the subject of postcards from China, I’m sharing another one for today’s #ThursdayTreeLove. This postcard features the work of 17th century Chinese artist, Lan Ying (1585-1684), an artist of the Ming Dynasty. Based on my limited knowledge of his work, his art features impressive landscapes, typically with trees in the foreground. Of … Continue reading #ThursdayTreeLove | The Trees of Lan Ying’s Quiet Village

Fractals | #ThursdayTreeLove and Repeating Patterns

Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.  –Richard P. Feynman What do fractals and trees have in common? Well, according to the Reflective Educator: The growth of trees is actually a fairly mathematical process that at least involves fractal … Continue reading Fractals | #ThursdayTreeLove and Repeating Patterns

#ThursdayTreeLove (But It’s Friday) | Between Water and Trees

For I [fully] satisfy the weary soul, and I replenish every languishing and sorrowful person. —Jeremiah 31:25 I spent four days this week working, resting, and resetting in a tiny bit of heaven—between water and trees—at Joe Wheeler State Park in Rogersville, Alabama. I resisted this work “retreat” because it was…well…more work, and I already … Continue reading #ThursdayTreeLove (But It’s Friday) | Between Water and Trees