9.29.2015

Smitten with Mountain Ash


this week i planted my first biggish tree, nearly
three times the height of a shovel:


It is so beautiful!
Birds love their berries,
I sense it will bring joy 
to watch it grow over the years.


sun ignighting
illuminating

the marvels of life


held within leaves
rising from the heart of a tree


yes, I am smitten


European Mountain Ash
aka
Rowan Tree
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27 comments:

  1. Bonjour chère amie,

    Je suis certaine que mon ami Léo le toucan aimerait lui aussi venir grignoter les petites baies de ce magnifique arbre. Le feuillage est splendide ! Vous avez eu raison de le planter et je suis certaine que chaque qui passera vous l'admirerez...
    Vos photos sont merveilleuses.

    Gros bisous

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  2. You'll see what you're going to love to that tree that you have planted !
    Have a good one .

    Tomás.

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    1. yes, i think you are right Tomás.

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  3. I can see why you are smitten! It's a stunner! And I never knew it was also called the Rowan tree -- I'd heard of those and just was never sure. We had a mountain ash in our yard when I was growing up and I have never forgotten how much I loved it. But your photos show it in a remarkable detail and with a clarity that I, as a teenager always in a hurry, never noticed. Thank you!

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    1. nice to hear about the mountain ash you grew up with. macro photography really shows the details, that and sunlight.

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  4. Beautiful!! Yes, this lovely tree will bring you joy through all of the seasons! Especially watching your bird friends feast in the winter.

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    1. yes, i bought it for the birds and me ;-)

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  5. Very beautiful, and keeps you safe too........lovely photos!
    We have an old one in our garden but the leaves haven't turned yet, maybe because the weather has been warmer than usual this September.

    Enjoy your tree Tammie,
    Ruby

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    1. we have been getting below freezing nights for weeks now Ruby, that has really gotten the colors happening.
      I also read about it's ability to protect and so much more, fun to consider.

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  6. You are going to love it, and the birds it draws. One of my friends has a Rowan tree in her yard. I have taken pictures of it often.

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  7. Whoah, good job. That's a really big tree planting you did.
    Beautiful leaves and patterns, by the way.
    :-)

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    1. thank you Rick, it is pretty big for me to handle. A friend dug the first half of the hole which gave me incentive to complete it. My soil is clay and rock, not easy digging!
      I agree, such beautiful leaves and patterns.

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  8. You'll love watching the ash grow, Tammie. Bob and I marvel at the evergreens and aspens we planted about 15 years ago. They're reaching for the sky and give us a lot of pleasure.

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  9. Those leaves are beautifully shinning in the sunlight,Tammie. I like to see the energy that the yellow leaves flowering holds!

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  10. Those leaves are like nature's flames! So gorgeous.

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  11. Such beautiful leaves against the sunlight, showing the lovely details of their structure. I'm sure this young Mountain Ash will give you such pleasure as it grows in size and beauty.

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  12. Beautiful young tree... I'm sure it will grow and flourish under your care.

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  13. So wonderful pictures!
    Have a nice day!
    Hug Crissi

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  14. There is always something special about planting a tree. It's a bonding experience that continues to grow ♥

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  15. …I'd be smitten too. I bet we will see this tree and its berries showing up in your art (with a fairy or two appreciating it)! :-)

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  16. What beautiful colours, Tammie. I would be smitten too.

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  17. Oh the colours are so beautiful, rich and warm, what a delight!

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  18. Such gorgeous brilliant color! No wonder you're smitten with it - I would be, too!

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  19. What a fascinating one-man show of the Rowan Tree leaves! I’m smitten by the colors and the veins of a leaf, too. Enjoy watching it over growing.

    Yoko

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Warm greetings to you~

Thank you for visiting and also for sharing your thoughts and feelings. Seeing through your eyes and heart mean so much to me!

Tammie