Wordless Wednesday: Nah...Just Snowy Wednesday

Perhaps because I love to swim, I saw the legs of a diver here:

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Still, because I love winter and I have missed it sorely during its many Southern sojourns, I couldn't take my eyes off of this tree while the snow fell last Tuesday afternoon. I love the curve of this tree's trunk. I remember the day my daughter and her friend made their way to the top of this gentle green beauty in their Crocs. I was somehow sure the tree would keep her safe. (Howe I delude myself to get by!) She got herself down on her own steam. But the tree was good to my girl. I know it. Such a beautiful tree.

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  1. Anonymous2:23 PM

    I, too, can see the curve of biceps femoris, the stretched canvas of the gastrocnemius and the muscle and bone that makes this tree the ultimate scuba diver.

    Love it.

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  2. If you hadn't said it, I might not have seen it. But since you did, it's obvious how you got there.

    I'm glad the tree was good to your girl. Glad you (finally) got some snow too. I know how much you missed it.

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  3. What a beautiful shot for the day! Such a gorgeous tree and, yes, I can see your diver -- but might have missed it if you had called attention to it! Hope your week is going well so far, Sandy!

    Sylvia

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  4. I posted some photos of snow covered cedar trees today-winter is beautiful in what it reveals of the inner structure of trees without their leaves-naked beauty.

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  5. Anonymous5:32 PM

    Since you mentioned it, I saw them right away. I would never have seen them had you not mentioned it though.

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  6. This reminds me more of those ski jumpers that fling themselves down a hill and fly through the air. Trees will take care of those that love them.

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  7. the tree covered in snow is absolutely gorgeous. Happy WW!

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  8. Beautiful, beautiful pics of your diver and guardian tree. I agree - that tree was watching out for her.

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  9. Whoever the diver is... has long slender legs :p

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  10. Those are beautiful shots Sandy and I see a divers legs too.

    I'm such a mean mother that when my daughter broke her collar bone because my sycamore tree didn't take care of her, I had the tree cut down. To be fair the tree was old and if I'd been outside I wouldn't have let her climb that high on the old branches. She was out with some older neighborhood children who were keeping an eye on her.

    That was back in the early 1990s but I still remember how freaked out I was. Your tree looks very sturdy and I'm sure your daughter is safe climbing it as I was safe all those years when I used to climb big old trees in my youth.

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  11. Brrr....

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  12. I too see them.

    Yes, trees love and protect children. Let's remain children...


    Aloha, Friend!


    Comfort Spiral

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  13. Cool pics... A bit cold though for me still enjoying the days days of summer...

    Mine is up as well at aussiepomm!

    Have a great WW!!

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  14. I never tire of a beautiful photo of the snow. Snow and trees seem to have a certain affinity..

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  15. Anonymous1:08 AM

    Beautiful tree covered in pure snow...I really wish there's snow in Singapore. It's like 41degrees right now *sweat.drops*

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  16. IF you are going to have delusions they may as well be wonderful ones. Not sure i see legs... maybe but i can visualize the little ones in their crocks quite easily. Such a winder wonderland. All we get is dreary over cast grey drizzly days. Love it though our reservoir went dangerously down this year,and the rain is filling it back up yeah. But I so love the pretty white snow...

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  17. How much snow there, Sandy! I like these very fine shots of the tree.

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  18. I wouldn't have seen the diver or his/her legs ! But I did see a big fist trying to reach out into the snow to make a snowball !!!

    Lovely pic ..especially when we are in climes where it is 31*c and climbing !

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  19. I love the tree because of what it has on it and what I am really missing here in Vancouver . . . but it snowed today in Vancouver BC so can snow be far behind for Vancovuer, WA???????????

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  20. That really is a lovely tree. I do see the diver's legs. Happy WW!

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  21. That is cooling the environment here.:)

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  22. wow. I could use some of the cold now, it is scorching where we are :(

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  23. Trees are certainly one of childhood's best toys. I have many fond memories of climbing high in the branches of the pine trees that filled the woods behind my home. We scared my mother a few times, but we never came to any harm.

    My WW: Stacked

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  24. Brrrrrrr...gimme the old deep south thank you very much. All the rains we've been getting, at least we don't have to scoop out of it all. LOL

    Mine today is OCEAN SPRAY Do come visit me if you can find time. :o)

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  25. I do see your diver! 'tis a lovely tree indeed.

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  26. Great tree. Great imagination.

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  27. Pretty tree. I love how they look with snow clinging to them.

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  28. Love the memory about the tree protecting your daughter. It reminds me of the story by Shel Silverstein 'The Giving Tree.' Beautiful wintry picture - it is snowing today in NH ~ finally !

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  29. Beautiful shots, Sandy. I love it when snow sticks to the landscape and creates a whole other world.

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  30. I had to look, but I can see the legs, too!

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  31. Nice .. and the snow looks good on the trees .. not so lovely here in the city ... tho so far all we've gotten is rain rain rain rain and more rain

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  32. Lovely old tree indeed ... beautiful in winter. Thanks for sharing your vision and memory with us.
    Hugs and blessings,

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  33. I love your pictures...but at this point, I am wishing that winter was over... :)

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  34. Nice winter shots -- It's a big theme this week. Maybe next week someone, somewhere will have crocus!

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  35. The snow is pretty. But I definitely don't miss being in it - it wasn't something I remember fondly from growing up in New York. I will just enjoy through all the photos I see from others.

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  36. Finally it's snowing here! Very heavy, like your snow looks there. We already lost power once, so supper is cooked early (just in case). I love your photos.

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  37. Just a dusting here, not even enough to cover the mess the birds have left a the feeder.

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  38. Beautiful shots! I miss the snow.

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  39. Hi there!

    I came by through WW to wish you a happy WW. Nice shots of the tree, but all that snow gave me a cold I think... I definitely don't miss snow. *lol* Not much snow where I live now (southern Spain).

    Have a great week!

    Bye bye!

    Blanca

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  40. it's been so sunny here...no snowy days =)

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  41. So beautiful, all blanketed in white.

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  42. wonderful!

    you are great Sandy!

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  43. beauty tinged with poignancy

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  44. This tree is beautiful in the snow. The memory of your daughter and friend climbing the tree in their Crocs sent chills up and down my spine. It's a good thing we don't know all the close calls our kids have had! :)

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  45. again when you post something like the snow, i always envy. right now it's so hot in the philippines.

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  46. Sandy the snow on the tree is breathtaking! I love fresh snow and it seems most has been south of us this year as well.

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  47. Sandy: We are getting that same condition today, lots of snow in February.

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  48. so serene and peaceful

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  49. As soon as you said swim...I say the diver's legs too! Of course I was on the diving team in high school so may be that is why?

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  50. Snow on a tree. It is amazing how organic and varied nature is. Unlimited in it's artfulness. To see the beauty in a tree and the snow. I have always marveled at such simple, but beautiful things myself. Such is the beginnings of inspiration. Thanks for a great picture, friend. Rob.

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