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English Muse: The Architecture of Trees

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The Architecture of Trees

trees...

...It's amazing what a viewfinder can do. It wasn't until I got my Polariod and began pointing at everything in sight did I appreciate the marvelous architecture of trees...

trees...

...Spare, bare branches through the winter... Boughs heavy with fruit and leaves in spring...

trees...

...Cypress trees are like those wonderful Egyptian obelisks: Essays in vertical elegance...

trees...

...On Polaroid a weeping willow is even more like a poem than it is in person...

trees...

...Who knew that all this loveliness was on the other side of the viewfinder...It's all a matter of viewpoint...

trees...

...From my point of view.
xo


PS: My "Trees" set on flickr.

39 Comments:

Anonymous Miranda said...

What a lovely and poetic blending of image and text.

April 7, 2009 at 5:46 PM  
Anonymous Tina Tarnoff said...

I love the way you look at the world. You are endlessly inspirational.
xoxo

April 7, 2009 at 6:17 PM  
Blogger giulia said...

Bella, Tina.

Took quick walk this afternoon to see/count different trees/flowers/etc. about to bloom. Up in a pine there were elongated shapes...for a moment I thought: why are there bats hanging from that tree? No, just lots of bunches of longish pine cones that hung on through lots of wind. Protected tree, perhaps that's why. I'd never seen so many like that before. When I think of it now, I would describe them as banana bunches, not bats. Goodness. More like: Bats. In. My. Belfry.

ciao & I wish for 9 hours of sleep & will be happy for 5. xo

April 7, 2009 at 6:18 PM  
Blogger erinislame said...

I always love it when you post pictures. They're always beautiful.

April 7, 2009 at 6:22 PM  
Blogger Brian Miller said...

love the first pic. great descriptors through out...vertical elegance. you are right though, it is all a matter of point of view...in so much of life.

April 7, 2009 at 6:34 PM  
Blogger Jill of All Trades said...

Very cool.

April 7, 2009 at 6:43 PM  
Blogger Char said...

I have always loved "looking up" shots and you have some gorgeous ones here. Thank you for sharing your view of the world.

April 7, 2009 at 6:50 PM  
Blogger The Cottage Cheese said...

May I come live with you? The world through your eyes and words is so beautiful.

April 7, 2009 at 7:11 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

Yes of course ms. cottage cheese! we'll go thrift store shopping everyday and have tea at the huntington!

April 7, 2009 at 7:24 PM  
Blogger Absolutely Not Martha said...

so beautiful.

April 7, 2009 at 7:31 PM  
Blogger Sanctum's Muse said...

Beautiful! I, too, enjoy the wonder of trees. If you're interested, I have a slideshow of nature photos I took in Japan on my blog, Penitus Templum. Feel free to look at them.

April 7, 2009 at 8:21 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

thank you!! will visit your blog!

April 7, 2009 at 8:23 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

ohhhhh...how i love trees...

April 7, 2009 at 8:25 PM  
Blogger Clare said...

Trees, Trees, glorious Trees. Lovely photos, thanks for letting me escape

April 7, 2009 at 9:16 PM  
Blogger B-duB said...

hey, i took pictures of trees earlier today, too, just outside of my apartment. i'll put them up soon; let's compare trees :)

April 7, 2009 at 9:16 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

hah! yes, we must compare trees!!

April 7, 2009 at 9:18 PM  
Blogger Mag said...

Tina..

I like your photo...colorful...made me calm!!
thanks!!

April 7, 2009 at 9:47 PM  
Blogger Miss Eve said...

So true...I love taking pictures about nature...it's just perfection.

April 7, 2009 at 11:45 PM  
Blogger inkstainedwretch said...

I could not outdo Tina T's comment: you ARE endlessly inspirational.

April 8, 2009 at 12:59 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

I love your pictures Tina. I also enjoy photos of trees, there is just something about them that I love to photograph and enjoy looking at.

April 8, 2009 at 1:32 AM  
Blogger Darrah said...

I have thought the very same things while laying under a tree and looking up through it's branches.

April 8, 2009 at 1:42 AM  
Blogger N said...

You know,Polaroid photographing is still a habit of trained designers to get an immediate impression, the only drawback is that the photos need protected from direct sun light as they are not very colourfast.

N

April 8, 2009 at 1:46 AM  
Blogger Charlie said...

I have always loved laying on the grass and just staring up at the trees. The way they move in the wind hypnotizes me. (I want my polaroid back,the quality of the photos is very soothing)

April 8, 2009 at 1:47 AM  
Blogger kle said...

I love this line: ...On Polaroid a weeping willow is even more like a poem than it is in person.... So true.

April 8, 2009 at 2:24 AM  
Blogger faustyna said...

I love your blog! Whenever I just feel the urge to look at beautiful things and think beautiful thoughts, you're there. Thank you!

Love from Paris.

April 8, 2009 at 2:30 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

This makes me feel like I'm lying in the grass on a picnic blanket looking up at the gorgeous sky and beautiful trees!

April 8, 2009 at 5:54 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

oh i love trees! i have a ridiculous obsession with them, and you captured them so beautifully!

ps. thanks for visiting my site! :-)

April 8, 2009 at 6:40 AM  
Blogger SoFine09 said...

Those pictures of trees are really pretty!

April 8, 2009 at 7:23 AM  
Blogger Becca said...

I love your Polaroids! They give a wonderful perspective on so many things! You have a great eye!

April 8, 2009 at 7:48 AM  
OpenID thesixkents said...

I wonder if I could get away with designing a house that twisted and turned like a tree!

Oh, wait - I've tried... It looked fantastic (to me!), but probably would cost an absolute fortune to build - and heat!

April 8, 2009 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Tina, I've awarded your the Lemonade work because these trees make me happy! Check out my blog!

April 8, 2009 at 8:35 AM  
Blogger sleeping poet said...

Fantastic photos. I think of trees as the bones of nature...

April 8, 2009 at 10:37 AM  
Blogger Joane said...

Hi. I really liked your writing. Have you ever been in a forest watching the sunlight pass through the trees? It is lovely, if you haven't, you should do it one day.
It is refreshing and it clears your mind.

April 8, 2009 at 2:06 PM  
Blogger erin said...

the architecture of trees. i like it.

April 8, 2009 at 6:18 PM  
Blogger Jess said...

I find trees to be so magical-- when you stop to consider all they must have seen, how much history a tree holds-- maybe the saying shouldn't be "if these walls could talk" but "if these trees could talk!" Trees are pretty amazing when you stop to think about it :)

April 9, 2009 at 1:16 PM  
Blogger Ms. Match said...

Hey, I like yur pictures of te trees. I usd o take pictures of trees as well, but forgotten about it. Thank you for reminding me how nice they can be :)
PS: it woud be lovely if you'd like to exchange links with me. Mine is http://stylebubble.typepad.com/
:)

April 10, 2009 at 4:24 AM  
Blogger abby jenkins said...

Just came back from my first trip to Paris, wishing I had taken more photos of the lovely allees.... j'adore trees....consider me an arborphile!

April 10, 2009 at 9:40 AM  
Blogger Tina said...

I love that!! Arborphile!!

April 10, 2009 at 9:42 AM  
Blogger Asianstunner2006 said...

simply beautiful

April 11, 2009 at 1:15 PM  

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