Humph! That's what I can imagine this old man in a tree saying.
I bought him at a long-ago craft show. I liked the tree-ness of him, the solemnity as he gazed out at the world. He reminded me of the ents in Lord of the Rings. Old, wise and solid. I love the same things about trees in general. I know I could never live in a place without trees. One of the things about the area where I live that comfort me is the abundance of trees.
As I drive along the roads I notice two things; clouds and trees. I am constantly seeing things I want to stop and photograph. I make mental notes to come back and take the photo. They say having a dog encourages a person to get out and walk. I think that's true with me and my camera. I need to walk because driving by is too fast. Sometimes the sun is just right and I know it will be too late to capture the scene when I come back with a camera. So, I have to always have my camera with me and be prepared to stop on a dime. That's hard to do in traffic, though. I'm going to work on that.
This post is just a "stream of consciousness". From the "tree man" (I should name him) to driving and taking photographs. I guess I might as well include some photos I took yesterday, documenting autumn before winter sets in seriously and the Christmas lights go up.