Saturday, January 12, 2013

An Enduring Force...

"The tree is more than first a seed, then a stem, then a living trunk, 
and then dead timber.
The tree is a slow, enduring force straining to win the sky."
Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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According to TheChief...this is why we have chains in Mammoth....

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(Hope my "link" works!!!)


  1. A beautiful B&W composition!
    Have a great weekend!

  2. A estrutura desfolhada realça a beleza da árvore. Um abraço!

  3. A gorgeous winter scene which is perfection in black and white. The snow covering the ground is beautiful. genie

  4. Love the white birches ~ Excellent photography ~

    (A Creative Harbor ~ Carol L McKenna)

  5. "winning the sky" is a unique turn of phrase to describe! PS. I have been out of town, Up North, for a week near the Canadian border without internet or cell phone capability. Very peaceful and serene and I loved it; gorgeous sunrises and sunsets. But I have not been able to visit any of my blogger friends. It'll take awhile to read all of my email messages and to visit your posts to see what I've missed, but it's good to be back!

  6. Thanks HansHB!!! Hope your weekend is filled with great photography!!!

    Thanks Robert!

    Obrigado Vane!!!

    Thanks Genie!!! There's something about snow photos that just lean toward black and white for me!!! Maybe it's all that white!!!

    Thanks Carol!

    Thanks Kate! Glad you had a great time and being without the internet can be soooo refreshing!!! Good for you!!! Glad you're back and refreshed!!!

  7. I love this quote - and such a lovely shot.

  8. A wonderful monochrome and a great quote:)
    -your latest follower

  9. That video made me laugh!! The one where the person finally got out of the car and then started sliding around and laughing was great! It went perfectly with the serenity of the first part of the post. :-)

  10. Thanks LadyFi and AmitAag!!!

    I'm glad you got a chuckle out of it Adele!! It's been really cold up here...and icy!!! I've had a few close calls...both on foot and in the car!!! Thank God for snow boots and snow tires!!!

  11. As with trees losing their leaves, only to grow back anew again, so it will be with the hair of man.

  12. Something we should know about Cafe??? Is the Pasadena canine shedding???

  13. Beautiful and elegant. Bare trees and snow go together so well.

  14. Thanks Dragonstar and Nature Footstep!!! I agree...the whiteness of the snow and the contrast with the trees just seems to call for B&W!!!

    Thanks PA!!!