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Friday, 12 November 2010

High Over My Head – The Birch Trees And The Sky


November afternoon sky in town (view from my balcony)


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Left: Birch tree “block of apartments” for town birds! (picture taken about one month ago)

Right: Three weeks ago, the birches in a town cemetery still in their golden autumn glory.

Below: Last Sunday: Defoliated birch forest out in the countryside; and “country cottage” bird house. 







Batik art by my mother’s father back in 1973.

Going out to my parents’ old house, I got off the bus a couple of stops early,
and took a roundabout walk through the woods to get there.
Just having viewed the birch trees through my camera lens outside,
as I entered the empty house I was struck by a very similar view
hanging there on the wall to greet me.


I’m entering this post for Friday My Town Shoot Out (‘Over Your Head’) and Skywatch Friday.


ADRIAN said...

You certainly have the eye. The third image is gorgeous.

Sandra said...

WOW on that first photo and the paiting at the end. i thought bird hotel until i read the apartment comment and I think apartments is better. that is a super photo of the bird house tree. ALL the photos are gorgeous today. can't decide which I like the best.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

I'm in AWE of your photography and the Up Views you showed today. They are all amazing and the Batik is a treasure. Thanks for sharing your AWEsome talent with the Friday Shooters today!

Rebecca said...

I love the apartment tree! How cool. Your tree shots are really nice.

Nicolle Howard said...

I had never seen an apartment for birds until today. How interesting.

~JarieLyn~ said...

The bird townhouse apartments are really cool. But my favorite is the photo next to it. Those trees are beautiful.

Ginny said...

I'm loving all of this! For one thing, I adore birch trees! And the birch path in the cemetary is so pretty! And the tree with all the bird apartments, how cool! But the Batik, that is STUNNING!!! I had to read what it is and how it's done! Why have I never seen any anywhere nor heard about it? Will you inherit this? It's one of the prettiest pieces I've ever seen!! I have clicked on it and saved it in my picture file, I would love to see it in real life.

Pauline said...

How wonderful to have you join us, that will make an extra delight for me each Friday! I just love your tree shots, especially the first one, there is a haunting sadness to it somehow. I'm not terribly creative but I am imaginative! :)

J Bar said...

Beautiful shots.

Jenn said...

Wow! Beautiful!

SquirrelQueen said...

The little bird apartments are so cute. Birch tress are always so interesting, great photos. I love the batik.

Jama said...

Stunning shots of the beautiful trees!

In the eye of the beholder said...

Wow, if this is what Sweden looks like I really what to go. The Birch tree “block of apartments” is a great find, what lucky birds. Your town cemetery is awesome. My favorite part of you your post today is the story and picture you showed us in your parent’s home. It was strikingly similar.

Sarah-Paige Copeland said...

Wow, those are some amazing pictures! I love your pictures of the birch trees, and that 'country, cottage' birdhouse would be such a cute sight to see overhead.

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Doreen said...

wow and wow!! glad you are joining us for FMTSO. I have a fascination for trees and your shots are beautiful!!

Leovi said...

Beautiful frame with a divine light


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