CFFC: Green Foliage

I always look forward to the signs of spring, beginning with the foliage returning. It lifts my spirits as I see more and more green. While I find the color of flowers joyful, the sight of the green bushes and trees fills me with a sense of calm.

This post is in response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Green Foliage.

Have a great day!


Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Leaves or Trees

Winter is persisting and our trees remain bare for the time being so I had to look back in my files, yet again, for my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Leaves or Trees.

tree by lake

Tree by the lake

autumn leaf

Autumn leaf

crunchy leaf

Crunchy leaves

cee's fun foto badge

I can’t wait to see leaves on the trees again!




Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Trees

This picture was taken in Central Park, right outside of Strawberry Fields, the tribute to John Lennon. It is one of my favorite parts of the park. While this photo is much more impressive in color, it still brings back fond memories even in black and white.

Central Park

It’s difficult to accurately describe the emotions evoked when visiting the 9/11 Memorial in New York City. It’s as if the rest of the world falls away and you are caught in this alternate universe. The two times I visited, it was not complete but moving and inspiring all the same. The Survivor Tree is a powerful reminder that we are capable of surviving more than we think we possibly can.

Survivor Tree

I found it interesting how much the tone of my last photo changed when seen in black and white. The original picture was taken on an amazing day in May when the sun was shining and the sky was blue and clear. I don’t  get that feeling looking at this picture!

Lake Ontario

Be sure to stop by Cee’s Photography Blog to check out all of the challenges offered and the variety of participants! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!