Saturday, 7 July 2012

Trees

Hello from a cold and chilly Melbourne.  One morning this past week we had fog and mist which lifted later in the day to reveal the the sun, something I haven't seen too much of since we arrived home from Europe.

I took these two photos across the to the neighbour's yard as I loved the silhouette and dew drops on the branches which can't actually be seen in the photos.

 
 It got me thinking about trees and wonderful they are and how many different varieties there are in the world.  So I decided to put a little compilation together of the different trees I saw Europe and some from Australia.

Paris

Paris

Paris
Dijon

Dijon
Lake Como
Lake Como
Lake Como

Lake Como

Florence
Florence
Tuscany

Old Olive tree, Tuscany.

Tuscany
Cinque Terre
Cinque Terre
Provence

How wonderful is the little tree tree above.  It has a very small area of earth to grow in but it looks healthy and green.
Aix-en-Provence
Avignon
Near Rigny-Usse, Loire Valley, France

Mont St. Michel, Brittany
Cornwall

On the Roaches, Peak District, U.K.
Peak District, U.K.

Normandy, France
Tecoma, Victoria

Tecoma, Victoria.
Central Wheat belt, Western Australia
What a wonderful world we live in with such a variety of trees and plant life.  It makes me realise more than ever how important it is that we care for our environment not only for us but future generations to follow.  I have this quote on my sidebar.

'Any culture that destroys its own life support systems and calls that progress is totally insane.'
- John Croft 

Have a wonderful weekend everyone,

Anne  xx

11 comments:

Kar said...

Love all those beautiful trees. Right about now I would love to have a damp, chilly morning to wake up to. The heat is not my friend, especially when it makes you not want to go outside at all.

Joyful said...

Lovely idea for a post. It looks like you saw some lovely sites in Europe.

Helsie said...

Ah .... I love trees too Anne. I love our Aussie ones but the European limes, beeches, oaks and chestnuts are really something aren't they? And the way the French cut back the Plane trees is interesting isn't it?
Cheers

Helsie said...

Ah .... I love trees too Anne. I love our Aussie ones but the European limes, beeches, oaks and chestnuts are really something aren't they? And the way the French cut back the Plane trees is interesting isn't it?
Cheers

Gillian said...

hi Anne :) Welcome home!
Oh I just loved looking at your beautiful tribute to trees :)

duchess_declutter said...

This is a lovely reflection Anne. Great photos too.
I wonder if they are mustard trees in Djon?? sorry, just be me being silly! cheers Wendy

Little Blue Mouse said...

Trees are wonderful aren't they? I love the photo of the dappled light in Avignon.

Louise said...

What a great collection of trees and a great post too!

Dragonfly said...

What wonderful photos Anne.. I love trees too.. we would be nothing without them.

Julie xx

VENUS said...

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sonia a. mascaro said...

Wow! What a wonderful collection of trees!
Love trees! Thanks for sharing this stunning pictures.