Sunday, June 5, 2016

The World has Turned Green!

It's the greenest time of the year around here, as all the leaves are finally out.  When we headed north a week ago they were only about 1/2 out, but when we got home it was as if everything green had exploded in growth.

I'm intrigued with pictures down roads where the trees grow in to both sides.  It looks like a leafy green tunnel, and is so relaxing to drive through.

Maybe when you're totally surrounded by green like this it's a special kind of forest therapy that actually does make you feel better.   It sure feels like it!

These first three pictures are taken with my usual Nikon DSLR, which I'm very comfortable with.  The second one, with a bit of a glare, may have been taken through the car window, but I don't remember.

This one and the remaining pictures are taken our new pocket-size Lumix camera.  It's really handy, but I'm not sure it has quite the same quality.  And being so tiny, I just find it harder to use.  It's easier to hit the wrong button!

I find in particular that the auto-focus doesn't seem as fast as on my big camera, certainly is not when you're using an extended zoom.

But I find these late May pictures down rural roads around here really refreshing.  I guess the road, rather than just a wall of trees, gives a focal point that adds interest.  You never know what's going to come around that bend.

I've shared this view before, in the fall I think - about the only passable gravel road down through the valley and up the other side, with sharp dog's leg bends at the top on each side to get up the steepest part.  Heavy rain and lots of sun here, so the weeds are going to grow like crazy.


14 comments:

  1. I love seeing roads covered by tree canopies, it's like something out of a fairytale.
    Beautiful shots.
    ~Jo

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  2. Tree covered roads and trails seem to have a calming effect. I've shared many of those pictures in past blogs.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

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  3. I would bet there is poison ivy in there some place!

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  4. What a fabulous road, and so much greenery! I'd love to see a comparison in each (or another) season!!

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  5. Yes, it looks like you drove through a wall of green! Glad to see it's looking like summer in your part of the world.

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  6. You've seen my blog so you probably know that I'm a sucker for views like this too. Isn't it wonderful to return home and find everything bursting into life.

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  7. Sure do love att the green here at this time of year as well.

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  8. Ah, you've been forest bathing! I wrote about it on my blog on Sunday. If you google the phrase, you'll find out all about it. Love the pictures, and your original camera is definitely superior. :-)

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  9. The roads remind me of some of the back country roads where I grew up, which isn't surprising, given that the topography of the Escarpment is still the same.

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  10. Makes the world look extra beautiful ...
    Lovely photo's.

    All the best Jan

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  11. I love all those green roads! Even in the city when I come across abroad where the trees meet over the roadway it seems to be such a special place - like in some pats of Lawrence Park or the Kingsway.

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  12. I love that green tree tunnel road. It really is pretty and must be quite colourful in the fall as well. The hill down and up from the valley is quite a road too!

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  13. Know what you mean by forests just making one feel better and especially those tunnel like views. Kind of an Alice Through The Looking Glass kind of magical thing. Sure know what you mean by the better quality DSLR cameras. I have several Canon point and shoots I occasionally use but they sure are not my 'go to' cameras. Too small and not particularly practical for the type of photography many of we old Dinosaurs prefer. Keep up the good work Stu, great photos:))

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