Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A TREE SEEDLING & MORE


In my world when you are surrounded
like the wild mustangs on the open plains
like Robin Hood and his Merry Men
like the tree canopy of the Applachians
there is bound to be a seedling ~


like this one hiding in the hinoki shrub


wedged neatly within the cupped green needle-like extensions


far below the mother maple tree


not distant from the fothergilla shrub saved from loss years ago


around the corner from mountain ash growing happily with the white pine


where the pine needles fall onto the teak chaise lounger


where high above the Virginia Creeper takes advantage of this year's display


I look up, way up
and smell the air
because it's time for my garden
to ready for slumber,
not until the colour spills everywhere though.
Enjoy!

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  1. Sophie, you have the soul of an artist!

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    1. I think you may right Terry ~ since Daddy Ron managed an art store in the 1980's I do believe he has encouraged me along this DOODLE PATH of CREATIVITY!!

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  2. Oh Sophie,, we love the beautiful photos that your dad captures with his camera.,, so very beautiful.
    love
    tweedles

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    1. HI HO TWEEDLE-DEE ~~ you are so kind as usual and I hope your LIFE WITH BUBBLES is going along just DOODLE FINE!!

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  3. Beautiful photos, such lovely Autumn colours and you Sophie as alert as ever!

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    1. I'm in my STOIC DOODLE MODE, Eileen ~~ I sit and stare, lift my nose and inhale. Works for me!!!

      Winks!!

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  4. Lovely photos, all of them, but the 6th one is fantastic …I want it on my wall!! The colours are fabulous.

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    1. #6 reminds me of old fashioned wallpaper ~~ wouldn't that be cool on one wall, or part of a wall!

      Cheers!

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  5. You make the seedlings look beautiful whereas in our garden we are always trying to clear up the mess the maple tree has made.
    Maybe we should be looking a nature through your beautiful eyes Sophie and see the marvels
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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    1. I totally understand garden/yard clean up, we are swamped with leaves every fall, but just once in awhile we need to stop and smell the roses/ leaves.

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  6. So many colors this time of year
    Lily & Edward

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    1. Many / Mucho / Lots and that ain't a lie!!!

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  7. Oh Sophie! You are using a common technique used in children's books! Things connected in a chain with a cool ending. Whisper in Daddy Ron's ear: "Write a picture book. Write a picture book." Think of it, SD. You could be famous! let me rephrase that ~ You could be MORE famous! Have a good one, GF!

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    1. CHAINS ~ I'm hearing you LouLouDoodle and right as you speak the guys are making "blank writing cards avec une photo" to sell at the Mid-Century Maniac Shop. Just waiting for the labels to arrive, then lick and stick. I'm gonna help them because I promised I would lend my DOODLE SELF whenever needed!

      Sophie * strumming the floor always waiting " Doodle here!

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    2. If they're smart, SD, you'll be in that photo on the cards! You're so cute!

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  8. The yard of my childhood home was full of Manitoba maple trees -- so maple keys were everywhere in the fall!

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    1. MAPLE KEYS, perfect ~ that will the new name here in the east too!!

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  9. Spectacular images! This time of year is terrific for photography. There are so many beautiful sights. I especially love that last one of you, Sophie. Make sure to tell daddy Ron that I love his photographs.

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    1. Oh, and that heading! OHMYGOSH...I love the blog heading!

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    2. SO many thanks Martha ~~ Daddy Ron is slow getting his visiting act together so toils in CREATIVITY LAND ~~ I am the lucky one in that case.

      We just got back from a beautiful sojourn to MArtinique Beach ~~ pictures are coming your way!

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  10. Sophie, I'm liking the new drawing technique Ron is using on some of his images. Peek over his shoulder when he edits and tell me what it is...

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    1. Shhh don't tell anyone Barb, but he uses Picasa right now and P/Shop Elements. The end result comes from
      1. inverting the colour
      2. posterizing the picture
      3. HDR
      4. inverting the picture again

      Some cool results and many oohs and aahs coming from his chair while I snooze!!

      Shh!! Sophie Doodle here!!

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    1. Thanks so much Mitch ~~ we enjoy discovering new effects and sharing them!!

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  12. It is the scent of the fallen leaves, spreading wet across my path that I love Soph. Bet your marvellous nose can read so many messages in the fallen leaves.

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    1. I sniffed a pheasant this morning as it ran across my deck. I didn't mean to scare it but ~~~~~~~!

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