Right Steps & Poui Trees


Tree in a Backyard: Minnesota

I stood in a backyard in St Paul, Minnesota, trying to take a photo of a bright red cardinal as it flitted from tree to tree. Such a beautiful bird, but it just wouldn’t sit still! Every time I moved slowly into position to snap a photo, the bird flew off to a new vantage point! So I got no photo of the bird….

This tree in the backyard, however, stayed still enough for me to take a number of photos, which I now share with you. If anyone can identify the tree for me, I would be grateful.

Here is its crown pictured with two other trees against a clear blue sky…MN backyard tree

It had beautiful blossoms in abundance…P1390472 - MN backyard tree

Here they are closer up…P1390473 - MN backyard tree

The tree had such wonderfully rugged bark…P1390481 - MN backyard tree

And if you look very carefully, up towards the right in this photo, you may see the branch on which the cardinal was sitting moments before I captured this image!P1390480 - MN backyard tree


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Inside Out: Weekly Photo Challenge – Windows

“Your inspiration this week is windows. Use a window to frame your shot.”

A random selection of windows, none of them at home. In a corner of the Minnesota Museum of American Art…window - museum

Inside a building on the University of Technology campus in Kingston…window - photographerA window in the Chapel at the University of the West Indies (Mona)…window - Mona Chapel

The ruins of Lesnes Abbey, near London…But is this in or out?window - abbey ruins 2

Weekly Photo Challenge – Windows