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CBWC – Trees or Tree Parts

Here is my entry to Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge. The theme this week is trees or tree parts. I took these first two last fall, during one of our super-fun periods of restrictions, when there wasn’t a whole lot to do, except walk around in the backyard and take photos. Luckily, our backyard is actually a farm.

This last picture is from a camping trip we took to the Okanagan-Shuswap in 2014. I absolutely love the Birch bark, and how it just curls off the trees. When I was a little girl and we lived in Ottawa, I remember peeling this stuff off the trees and attempting to write on it, because we’d learned something at school about the First Nations and how they used the natural materials around them for a variety of purposes. The idea of writing on Birch bark captured my 9-year-old imagination.

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Fallen Maples

A month ago, we had an extremely windy day . . . within an hour, my maple tree was naked. So I lay on the grass and captured as many pictures as I could before they blew away entirely. All that’s left on the tree are the seeds, which will hopefully plant themselves in the Spring.

Enjoy!