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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Macro and Mosaic Monday - Russian Birch Trees


Photos from a 2012 river cruise of northern Russian.  The birch trees were spectacular in groves, along the river's edge, or closeup, especially the silvery bark.  Birch bark was used by local craftspeople to make everything from boats to slippers to decorative arts.  (Click to enlarge.) 

Linking to: Macro Monday and Mosaic Monday

13 comments:

Marie said...

Once again...gorgeous shots of Russia! Lovely trees! I just want to go there after seeing all you have shared!!! :-)

Brian King said...

Those are beautiful! Birch trees are some of my favorites. They're awesome photography subjects!

Carletta said...

Birch trees are my favorite for their bark. I love how it peels back.
That last shot is beautiful! The colors are so lovely!

BTW: My camera is a Canon Rebel and I used a macro filter for the snowflake shot. :)

Gattina said...

I wished I could go on this cruise, your pictures are beautiful !

eileeninmd said...

The Birch trees are beautiful. I love all the trees. This cruise sounds wonderful. Beautiful mosaic. Have a happy day and week ahead.

Carol L McKenna said...

Beautiful Mosaic ~ and fantastic photography ~^_^

Carol of: (A Creative Harbor) ^_^ on blogger

Jan n Jer said...

I love the bark on the birch trees...nice pics Faye

Stewart M said...

Birch trees are so great - I have them outside my window!

Glad to have found another moss fan!

Stewart M - Melbourne

Icy BC said...

Beautiful photos and pretty colors to see!

Mrs. Pedersen said...

Beautiful pictures!! So peaceful looking.

Gunilla Bäck said...

Gorgeous! I love birch trees, they're so beautiful.

Nina Bille said...

Birch trees are so beautiful, and you make Such a beautiful things of them! The fragrance of ten butch tree is the fragrance of summer for me ... Fresh and mild!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Absolutely stunning - I love that we can "travel" on our blogs.