A Year in the Life of a Tree

January 2016

January 2016

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Along the Colonial Parkway, between Williamsburg and Jamestown, grow a stand of white poplar trees.  They sway gracefully in the wind, like a group of school girls holding hands and dancing.  They mark one of our favorite spots along that part of the Parkway, and we often stop to admire them. 

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February 2015

February 2015

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Now in the depths of winter, with the world newly frozen and still, let’s watch the seasons come and go with these beautiful trees.

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March 2015

March 2015

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March 2015

March 2015

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April 2015

April 2015  An ancient Eastern Redbud, Cercis canadensis, blooms in the foreground. 

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May 2014

May 2014

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June 2014

June 2014

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“In a forest of a hundred thousand trees,

no two leaves are alike.

And no two journeys along the same path are alike.”


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Paulo Coelho

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August 2014

August 2014

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October 2015

October 2015

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November 2015

November 2015

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November 2015

November 2015

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January 2014

January 2014

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Are there trees that you love?  Are there trees you re-visit month after month to watch the season change?

To learn more about these trees, visit please visit my post from March 2014, “White Poplar.”   And in parting, let us return to spring.  It won’t be much longer until our Poplars send out new buds once again.

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March 2015

March 2015

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“Trees are poems that the earth writes upon the sky.”


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Kahlil Gibran

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March 17, 2015 melon 058

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Photos by Woodland Gnome 2014-2016

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11 responses to “A Year in the Life of a Tree

  1. A beautiful tribute to a particularly nice bunch of trees. Even the highway roadside can play host to treasures.

  2. What a lovely post, finishing with that quote from Kalil Gibran. Thank you!

  3. What a great post – I LOVE it! The Gibran quote expresses just they way I feel about trees!

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