2.15.2012

oak and moss


Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.
~The Wonder Years

These trees are on the land that I grew up on.  With each visit home, the oak beauties never disappoint.  I'd like to think they have played a part in my life, the part of me that has a love for looking upwards especially when shooting photographs.  My memories and what has been captured in these photographs are very similar.  There is something so beautiful about memory and reality merging.  Each layer fitting together in just the right way.

5 Good Things:
~Photographs by Tuukka Koski
~My Favorite Dirt Roads by Robert Kinmont, 1969 
~A charming French film titled Romantics Anonymous
~Valentine's Day at Kinfolk by Galaxie Andrews (I love this idea for year round.)
~The Winning-Hearts-and-Minds Cake by Molly Wizenberg (J. and I had a slice of this cake over the weekend and it put us over the moon at first bite.)

camera: pentax k1000

32 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos. It's so neat that the moss has grown up that high.

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  2. The mossy, gnarly look of the oaks is indeed stirring. You are really fortunate to be surrounded by such beauty which is so significant a part of your life.

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  3. oh, i love these pictures! that moss-love it!

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  4. It seems you grew up in a pretty wonderful place.

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  5. Beautiful trees & beautiful memories :)

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  6. wonderful mossy tres :)

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  7. The tones in the trees !

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  8. What a gorgeous place to grow up! Those trees are magic! I haven't seen anything remotely like that for six months down here in Antarctica; I almost forgot that stuff like moss exists!

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  9. these make me smile. have a great weekend!
    x

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  10. how wonderful to have those trees to revisit. with trees like that one wonders how long they have been there, and what they have seen; the lives that have come and gone...
    and a lovely list of good things - the film and robert kinmont's photographs I am quite taken by.
    have a lovely weekend, Annie x

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  11. So much life! Beautiful photos and words, my friend :)

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  12. those trees are INCREDIBLE> there is nothing like old oaks covered in moss

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  13. Such rich, peaceful photos {if that makes sense!}....there is something magical about really old forests.

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  14. wonderful photos, the look so alive :-)

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  15. Memories are special things, like windows into the deepest reaches of our mind. Your mind is a very beautiful place.

    These photos are precious. :)

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  16. I just discovered your blog and I must say your photos are quite lovely. Such a nice space, I'll be back to visit often.

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  17. who knew moss could look so lovely/eerie! I love these.

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  18. These trees are spectacular.

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  19. Great tree. He has been watching over you there silently. I can feel the soft touch of the moss.

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  20. i cannot begin to tell you how this quote spoke to me just now, in this moment, and now i needed those words just now, in this moment.

    thank you thank you. your images are so lovely as well, as they always are!

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  21. it's always a pleasure come here! your pics still mesmerizing me! it's really a inspire to me!

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  22. So relaxing photos. I love moss, it so beautiful. When I was a kid we used to build houses in the wood and cover the roof with moss so it would be rainfree.

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  23. I love when trees get like this in the PNW, all fuzzy and furred with layers of moss and time. Where were these shots taken?

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  24. These are such beautiful photographs and I love the way you write! xxx

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  25. Maggie: It is really cool what moss brings for sure. These were taken near Corvallis, Oregon.

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  26. such beauty, i love trees!!!

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