TREES — BIRCHES ARE BEST!

Fortunate to have grown up in a province that is blessed with numerous trees and forests, I find it hard to imagine living without an evergreen or maple or apple tree nearby.

BIRCHES ON BLUE
BIRCHES ON BLUE

I am delighted to see that trees are the focus of The Poetry Park prompt* this week. After thinking back on some of my writing and photos, I realize that trees have figured prominently in these efforts.

Also, in my favourite titles by favourite poets and authors, the subject of trees has drawn me to many of their works.

That led me to focus on one of my favourite trees for responding to this prompt. Here is the poem I wrote.

Limerick on Birch Tree

There once was a birch tree so tall.

The leaves from its branches would fall

yellow bits on green lawn

backyard covered by dawn

White birch is the best tree of all.

@ 2015 Patricia A. McGoldrick

*Written in response to The Poetry Park prompt at http://thepoetrypark.com/2015/03/23/15-there-are-rich-counsels-in-trees/

Black-capped Chickadee in Evergreen Tree!

Just a brief post before I take off for a few days…

Fall weather has been wonderful the past few days. The Weather Network and others are warning of colder temperatures to follow; however, I have to say that we have been fortunate to enjoy the recent gentler days of autumn. Hope this good weather continues!

Many changes in colour and scents are evident as gardens and leaves morph into their declines.

Black and grey squirrels have been scurrying throughout the neighbourhood.

Various birds are flying here and there but this week I managed to take a picture of one of the cuter types in our backyard–a black-capped chickadee. This evergreen tree was like a magnet to many birds. If you want to know more about this little bird or others, check out Cornell’s site at http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Black-capped_Chickadee/id . They even have a current free download of owl calls!

2013 BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE IN TREE!
2013 BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE IN TREE!

Back in a bit! 🙂

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