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Monday, 30 November 2020

November skies

We walk along the boardwalk in Summerside often but I never find it boring. There is always something different to see, from the animals, to the activity in the harbour, the vegetation, the changing season or the people. In addition, I always notice the trees against the background of sea and sky, an ever changing palette to a constant vigil.


This juniper tree is weathered by the harsh conditions along the coastline, with only a few needles left on the leeward side to turn colour in autumn. The tree has a great view of the Indian Head Lighthouse and the boat traffic in the harbour. The sky makes a huge difference to the look of this tree.





On a sunny day with intermittent cloud, a hint of autumn colour on land contrasts to the diamond sparkles on the water. 





This mainly grey background provides a silhouette of all the vegetation.





With storm clouds in the sky, the sun breaks through in the distance. As in the Leonard Cohen song, Anthem, “That’s how the light gets in.”





On a grey sky day, at low tide and in rough seas, every twig of the tree is visible.





Taken from another angle, the beauty of the misshapen juniper doesn’t stand out as much amid the other trees. 





I wonder what is new along the boardwalk today?




31 comments:

The Padre said...

Outstanding - Dig This Series - Walk On My Dear - Walk On

Cheers

Lea said...

Great photos!
Thanks for your comment on my blog.
Have a wonderful week!

DJan said...

I feel an affinity with the tree, since by the time one gets older, my silhouette looks a bit weatherbeaten, too. But still lovely looked at with eyes of appreciation. :-)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I can't believe it's the end of November already. The month went by in a flash!

eileeninmd said...

Hello,

Great photos, it is a lovely place for a walk. I can imagine all the wonderful sights. I love the views of the juniper tree, shimmery water and lighthouse. Take care, have a happy new week!

Anvilcloud said...

Great study of that tree, which is a tree with character.

Elephant's Child said...

Definitely not boring.
Thank you for your perceptive eye, diligent camera work - and for bringing the beauty to us.

Martha said...

I love how you did this series Marie! I would never get bored with that view either.

Mage said...

Lovely....
I note that in the news your part of the world is having problems with Covid 19 again. I'm sorry.

bill burke said...

Another view with different words to describe a changing scene.
Lovely post, Marie.

Ruth Hiebert said...

That is such a great idea, to show one tree in different conditions . The sky really does make a huge difference in the overall look .

David M. Gascoigne, said...

As you say, it is never boring for someone with a keen eye. Temperature, light, wind direction all affect what you see and experience each time you walk in the same area,

Red said...

You don't very much on your walks.

Beside a babbling brook... said...

Lovely post topic....

One subject, a very interesting tree...

Different days...

Different aspects...

The Furry Gnome said...

Great post, creative eye! Reminds me of an iconic White Pine in Killbear Park, photographed by many.

Joanne Noragon said...

(O)

judee said...

Nature always intrigues me. Such beautiful thoughts and photos. I really enjoyed your post.

Susan Zarzycki said...

To me the tree is a symbol of determination to withstand whatever life throws at us... 2020 has been harsh but we remain hopeful.💖

At Home In New Zealand said...

I was once told that walking along the beach was so boring, but I always found something different to see each time. I love the way you have captured that little tree in so many different moods.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

A tree for all seasons Marie 💜 I'm looking forward to seeing what you discover on your next walk ✨

Tanza Erlambang said...

look like windy and cold....miss spring and summer.

Hope, weather is still good to walk.

Goldendaze-Ginnie said...

The way you frame those photos transforms them from sparse trees into delightful scenery.

Down by the sea said...

Beautiful pictures, nature always provides an everlasting hanging picture. Sarah x

William Kendall said...

Wonderfully wind swept.

Rose said...

When I first started reading I thought it would be interesting to have photos of it from different seasons...abracadabra...there they were! Still, I could not pic a favorite.

Helen said...

What a special post. The final image is my favourite, matching the adage " You can't judge a book by its cover".

Retired Knitter said...

I love this photo study of one little snippet of nature - a tree!

Debbie said...

ooooh the clouds, it looks so chilly!! we have been having cloudy days, that look like snow, but no snow yet!! i am waiting impatiently!!!

i love that you get outdoors so much!!!

Catarina said...

I admire your creativity! :)

Susie of Arabia said...

The juniper looks like it's windblown!

baili said...

CAPTIVATING AND SOOO POETICALLY CAPTURED :)

wow it is hard to resist their intensity and gloom which somehow is divine and soothing !

i LOVE the way you say it and i LOVE the way you capture the words of silence from your surroundings dear Marie
this is REMARKABLE !