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  • #46780
    Cassel
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    This time of year, we can often see changes in trees. If we are in the northern hemisphere, trees are starting to show fall colors. In the south, spring is getting them to wake up from the winter. I guess around the equator, trees might not change that much, but then, you have plenty of trees to show us.

    What will you showcase? Some 4-season photos of the big tree in your front yard? The unusual trees you saw while on vacation? A tree where you did engrave your name and you loved one’s? Whatever it is, show use some layouts about trees. There are so many around, you can just go take a pic if needed!

    Let’s go!

    #46786
    libera
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    • Enthusiast

    We had a challenge last december I didn’t finish and for one day I used pics of trees I made years ago. I just added the text now. I created different gradients, that’s one of it.

    #46801
    sandra jones
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    • 44
    • Rookie

    Here is my Theme of Trees.  I love trees and we are getting ready to travel to north Michigan because they have the most beautiful display of fall leaves.  We try to go every year.

    I used Butterfly Kisses by Memory Chicks and I got my stock photos from a site called Unsplash.com.

    #46812
    AprilDawn
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    • Superfan

    libera and sandra …you both have created lovely pages for this tree theme challenge.

    best wishes to you both,

    Dawn.

    #46820
    libera
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    Thanks a lot Dawn for your compliment :-)!
    I really like Sandra’s cycle of life and I love trees too. Already have a great collection of pics, it’s a fascinating element of nature.

     

    #46826
    Art Kuiper
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    • 33
    • Rookie

    Where I live the trees grow big. I love to walk in these forests. It always amazed me that when these trees were cut that the stumps would eventually nurse new ones.

    The oak and maple leaves don’t really belong in a coniferous forest but they were the only photos I had that I could turn into embellishments.

    #46829
    sandra jones
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    • 44
    • Rookie

    Libera and Dawn : Thank you both so much for the compliments.

    Art : I love nature trails and I would really be fascinated to walk around a forest with trees that large.  It is pretty interesting to see that tree growing out of a stump.

    #46831
    Cristina
    Participant
    • 1058
    • Superfan

    I guess we all agree in our love for trees or nature for that matter. Libera, Sandra, and Art, you all created interesting and lovely pages. Good work!

    #46833
    Sawnie Robertson
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    • Rookie

    Here is my submittal for the September Tree theme. I was already working on two file with trees and special backgrounds so I made a few revisions and added more trees. I have upgraded to 2021.

    #46847
    Minka
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    • 117
    • Junior

    Hello everyone … Nice to see such wonderful works here. I’ve been away a while – summer company. Not much time to play on the computer. Glad to see everyone’s art. :o) I am a very early riser. My favorite time of day – to wake with the birds and listen. This was yesterday morning at 5:49am. Fog bank on the other side of the thin strip of woods in front of my house. Beyond those woods are farm fields and as you can see they were very foggy. Looked pretty so I ran to get my camera. Wasn’t quite dawn yet, so I didn’t really think it would come out … the sky was an eerie color – like you would see in a jigsaw puzzle. I didn’t really do much to it … was pretty just left simple.

    #46850
    sandra jones
    Participant
    • 44
    • Rookie

    Mink I love your photo.  Looks very peaceful.  I love how you split the photo on your layout.

     

    Sandra

     

    #46854
    Minka
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    • 117
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    Thank you, Sandra. It is peaceful here on a dirt road. This morning there was no fog, but right outside the window, not even three/four feet from it, was a Mama Deer and her baby. Baby still has some spots. Ran and got my camera AGAIN! My house is in the middle of an ancient apple orchard and apples are starting to fall. Lots for them to eat. 🙂 I see them two maybe three times during the day … sometimes even in the back yard just beyond the pergola where they like to hang out. I can see them from my kitchen window and I think Mom knows I am watching as she looks right at me, too. Plenty of natural stuff to eat there. I usually get the wild turkeys, too. It was a flock of seven and it has grown to about 14 in a matter of a couple weeks. Not sure where they are getting the new clan members?? But they are fun to watch, even if they do clean house on all the birds seed.

    #46858
    Corrie Kinkel
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    Minka, what a beautiful pictures!  This  American crayfish was walking across our street the other day. I have never seen one so far away from some water. They are not indigenous to my country but pose a thread because they breed very well here.

    I will come and look what everybody is making, but I will not be doing very much because I took a fall and heavily bruised my hand. After X-rays it was clear nothing is broken and that is a relieve. Unfortunely it’s the hand I use for the mouse on my computer. Typing is okay, but working on a LO not! But I can attend the masterclass coming sunday, at least something to look forward to.

    See you all

    #46861
    Minka
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    Hi Corrie … I have NEVER seen an American Crayfish … nevermind one out for a walkabout!  LOL  It sort of looks like a mini lobster, huh?  Are they in fresh water or salt water there?  I hope your hand heals quickly … and you can get back to what you do very well.  Make lovely stuff to look at!  Take care and be careful with that hand!

    #46867
    AprilDawn
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    Art, Sawnie and Minka each of you have created very nice pages.. well done

    Corrie falls are not pleasant when they happen… I am happy to read that you have not broken any bones and hopefully your hand will steadily improve… take care of yourself.

    best wishes everyone,

    Dawn.

    #46869
    Art Kuiper
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    • 33
    • Rookie

    Shawnie, you’re arrangement of all those different tree variations is terrific. There are so many when we see them but don’t record them as you have. Very nice.

    #46874
    Shirley
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    • 163
    • Junior

    My challenge for september “TREES” I have featured the image taken on the 1st day of spring in New Zealand, as we were greeted with such a cold day and quite heavy snow showing on the mountain range, and surrounding areas. There was no snow  on our ground.  The trees are in full blossom, I hope the fruit hasn’t been damaged.  The other images I have taken around town and on my travels.

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    #46880
    Corrie Kinkel
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    • 103
    • Junior

    Minka, that crayfish is also called red crayfish and is about 10 cm long. It lives in fresh water and is apparently delicious to eat. It is some sort of fresh water lobster. Thank you for your concern, I will take care.

    Dawn, thank you, while doing nothing I can enjoy all the nice work that is done here and get inspired.

    Shirley, nice trees. It is a strange thought that while we  are going into autumn, you are into spring! I find it the loveliest season when everything gets green again and in bloom, enjoy it.

     

    #46887
    sandra jones
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    • 44
    • Rookie

    Corrie  I was sorry to hear about your hand.  Prayers for a quick recovery.  That Crayfish would scare me lol.  Dont know if I would want to walk around with them in my yard.

    Minka =Your home looks very peaceful. I have enjoyed the photos.

    Sawnie I love what you did with all the different trees.  Great Layout!

    Shirley I love your layout especially the beautiful blooming tree in the middle.

     

    #46891
    AprilDawn
    Participant
    • 781
    • Superfan

    hello Shirley, your Tree page is beautifully done.

    best wishes,

    Dawn.

    #46893
    Shirley
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    • Junior

    Thank you dawn, Sandra and Corrie.

    #46902
    Nemisis Goosehabit
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    I have always had a love of trees(perhaps because I earned my living at sea). I especially like the stark shapes of winter. This photo was taken on the Leeds-Liverpool canal @ Gargrave.  More a thought in progress rather than a work in progress.

    Thanks to everyone for sharing your collages and projects.

    #46941
    Michele
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    Wow, I’m really impressed with what everyone is doing. Great work!

    #46968
    Ann Seeber
    Participant
    • 70
    • Junior

    My Trees layout uses Cassel’s Picture Tube.. which is listed as “cass” ..not “trees” .. I think I went a little overboard!

    #47009
    Jan Wilson
    Participant
    • 51
    • Junior

    Hi I have done a template with Trees.  The Kentia Palms which are native to Lord Howe Island, Australia, but cultivated elsewhere for Gardens etc.    Took the photos several years ago on a visit to Lord Howe Island, such a beautiful Island.  Visitors are limited to 400 at a time.

    Kentia Palms

    #47011
    Bonnie Ballentine
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    • 669
    • Enthusiast

    I used a template but I have changed it so much…you would hardly recognize the original template. Template by Miss Fish, Left and Right 1_03. The signs read in part:

    I am old, as old as can be,

    I am estimated to be 400 years old you see

    I’ve got to be very attractive

    Because the surveillance on me is active;

     

    My limbs are hollowed but you can’t

    tell, because my bark keeps me looking well;

     

    I don’t like it when you lean, pull, sit,

    Stand or climb on me, also your purses,

    Cameras or anything that would damage me;

     

    I ask you just admire and let me be!

     

    I want to live as much as 900 years

    Because that is my life expectancy.

    So you can gently rub me, you can

    Gently hug me, you can gently kiss me,

    And if you try to do anything else I’ve

    Got someone who will tell you!

     

     

    The Angel Oak Tree is estimated to be 300-400 years old. The life expectancy of an oak is approximately 500-700 years. An oak rots from the inside and is fragile as it becomes older.

    Tree height: 65′

    Circumference: 25.5 feet

    Area of shade: 17, 000 square feet

    Largest limb: circumference, 11.25 feet/length 89 feet”

    The Angel Oak is on St. John’s Island in South Carolina, my home state.

     

    #47016
    Betsy Davis
    Participant
    • 4
    • Rookie

    Spring tree near Nimisila Reservoir.

    #47018
    Betsy Davis
    Participant
    • 4
    • Rookie

    Spring sun – Nimisila Reservoir

    #47040
    Bonnie Ballentine
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    • 669
    • Enthusiast

    Another Angel Oak page. I used Carole’s Word Frame 3.

    #47061
    Nemisis Goosehabit
    Participant
    • 25
    • Rookie

    PSP template,my photos and Cassels “trees” with a smattering of autumn leave tubes.

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