Birch over time

Thumbnail moon through birch seed pods.
Thumbnail moon through birch seed pods.

Out in my yard one evening, I looked up and spotted the moon through the branches of the weeping birch tree in my back yard. There is something very appealing and artistic about the shape of those seed pods, dripping down from the branches. I have noticed my birch tree several times during the last few days, and I am loving the changing views with the changing light.

Morning light makes dark shadows
Morning light makes dark shadows
Afternoon sun bursting between clouds lights up the pods to their yellowy fullness.
Afternoon sun bursting between clouds lights up the pods to their yellowy fullness.
The old brown pods are gone, and the new golden pods are packed with life potential.
The old brown pods are gone, and the new golden pods are packed with life potential.

Do you see what I mean about their shape? The field of vertical rods contrasts the branches of the cherry tree behind them.

Cherry blossoms
Cherry blossoms
Blossoms exploding in the sunshine like popcorn
Blossoms exploding in the sunshine like popcorn

{Oh, how clever this is! Click for what one crafter has done with birch seed pods.}

8 thoughts on “Birch over time

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your lovely compliment. I have no training at all, just a nice camera and a desire to snap photos. I started with a borrowed camera. So follow your inspiration: find someone to loan you a camera, take a walk, and it’s a piece of cake from there!

    1. The second is my favourite too. Morning and evening light is magical. There is a big old apple branch in the wrong place to get the moon shot the way I saw it with my eyes. But I managed to get the one above to give the sense of what I had seen. Eyes do a much better job, ha ha!

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