Young Birch


The young birch is the odd man in the patch of pines we’ve planted—slender, somewhat delicate, with heart-shaped leaves that reflect light as they twirl. I like to watch the young birch when the sun is low in the sky. The thin trunks reach up. The tilting leaves drink in the gold light, then disappear in it. The young birch is a magical tree.

(Prints of some images are available here.)

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8 thoughts

  1. I especially like slide #2 – seems a perfect balance of all the elements (eg. colour intensity, position of trees). Also has a sense of depth with the background trees in the shadows. Very pretty!

    • Thanks. This little tree is right outside my kitchen window, and I’m always looking at it and admiring it. Can’t believe it took me so long to take some photos of it….

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