Friday, January 08, 2010

Trees and such

I have an obsession with trees. I love taking photos of them: the big or the small, the old or the new, the green, yellow, red or brown, the bare or the full - they all amaze me. This obsession with trees probably started during my university days. When I was in school, I remember feeling overwhelmed when drawing trees; what with the intricate branches and full branches of leaves, it was not an easy task at all. It was always much easier to draw a coconut tree or a banana tree! (which brings me back to the time my painting of a beach scenery with coconut trees was chosen to be sent for an international art competition in Japan).

Deprived from receiving any art lessons during secondary school, it was only at university did I have the opportunity to do something I always liked. I took Art as my elective and my life immediately changed. I used to spend time in the parks to sketch and doodle the intricate branches of huge old trees. Of course, autumn and winter was the most perfect time to do this as the trees were bare! LOL!

When it snowed a few days ago, I was again mesmerized by the beauty of the trees when covered with snow. They were breath-taking! I long to sit and sketch or paint these wonderful scenes but I simply do not have the time to do so. Hence, these pictures will have to do for the time being. I've also included some pictures of the things in my back garden.

my favourite (above) - this would be an interesting one in charcoal

the pond my twins made with their own bare hands




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13 comments:

Kak Teh said...

salam D, am i going back to this? Looking at the pictures made me shiver. Happy new year.

Ms B said...

now it explains the constant change of your blog's picture. *grins*

I love the 2nd last picture. ala2 spirit tree (me and the fairy world).

D said...

Kak teh, coldest winter in UK for the past 30 years (all the winters you spent here were not as cold tau!!). Hehe... enjoy the heat back home!

Ms B, I'd do anything to be a fairy!! ;)

Mawar_Mohamad said...

Kak D, me too love taking pictures of trees!! I will upload pictures of trees i took in Malaysia at my blog so you can check it out if you like. I took some in Sheffield during my last trip there in 2007 but i think it was during autumn. Anyhow the trees that go thru the 4 season weather seems to look more interesting in photos i think ;)

NanaDJ said...

D,
Your photos remind me of my days in Birmingham. The children loved to frolic in the snow!
Hope you and your children are well.
Salam

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anggerik merah said...

Dear D,

it is all beautiful....Bring back my memories in Edin

U take care and enjoy the winter.

MHB said...

beautiful winter wonderful!!

fifi said...

Salams D/kids.. Hope it is not too freezing in Coventry.. Hope the kids are enjoying the snow! But I do agree with you, SubhanaAllah.. it is sooo beautiful outside kan... just take care on the slippery roads, eh ;) Hope to catch up with you soon.. wishing you lots of love, happiness and the blessings from Him in 2010! Love, Fifi

Kama said...

Such lovely pixs D! Btw, I took the liberty of linking your blog to mine for easier access..

ruby ahmad said...

Yes D, I agree, trees are intriguing. I love trees in autumn with their golden leaves, so awesome.

Art is therapeutic isn't it? That tree covered in snow is quite a beautiful sight.

MULAN said...

chateq nya... masyaAllah... thanx for sharing the pictures.. eeyy tak terkata sejok itu..

Anonymous said...

nice pics lah. mcm pics from postcard jer...

*i wish i could sketch tapi mostly it turned out to be like 5 yrs old's doodle...aiyah! must be tanganku tak berbedung masa baby dulu huhu*

KC