My Sunday Photo – 22nd January

trees in low sun

I have to admit I have a love of trees, They always look beautiful to me whether they are barren in winter, laden with snow, covered with blossom or simply green and wonderful. These trees are outside my kids school and it’s a view I see regularly, although not so much now that my husband drives to pick the kids up.

Last Friday we were waiting outside for them and I just loved the way the low sun was shining through these familiar trees, like a sign of hope and blessing of better things to come. It seems like the days are over too quickly right now, with sun setting soon after the kids are home, but on Friday it also seemed that the sun was low all day. I’m not a hater of winter, but I do think that getting sunlight in your life is important and grey and dismal days fail to bring hope.

The trees at the bottom of my garden were covered in frost and hidden in the fog this morning. They still held a certain mystery and attraction for me. The other day there seemed to be a bit of a battle going on between the pigeons and magpies amongst their branches, Even in their bare state they are still full of life and activity. At night we have owls that serenade us and in the summer we get bats flying around at sunset.

I really do love trees.


Sunday Snap


  1. shazjera
    January 22, 2017 / 9:15 am

    This gives me a sense of peace and hope Anne. Lovely shot.

    I regularly read SquirrelBasket's posts for the tree following project. I love to see the cycle of changes (both on her blog and in real life!).

  2. sarahwoodonline
    January 22, 2017 / 9:16 am

    That's a beautiful photo, love the light and the colours.

  3. January 22, 2017 / 9:38 am

    I'm so glad to read about another tree lover. So many people seem to dislike them and chop them down citing all sorts of reasons like they make too much mess, they block the light or the birds are too noisy. I just don't understand those people.

  4. January 22, 2017 / 10:23 am

    Lovely photo, a beautiful Winter's morning

    Thank you for linking up

  5. January 22, 2017 / 11:02 am

    Lovely photo with the sun flares and silhouette of the tree #MySundayPhoto

  6. January 22, 2017 / 11:19 am

    I love trees too. I love the colours of the maples but my favourite are the huge Beach trees #MySundayPhoto

  7. January 22, 2017 / 3:01 pm

    Thanks, I've taken a look at Squirrel Basket, how fascinating and so many people taking part. I'm happy to know I'm not the only tree lover 🙂

  8. January 22, 2017 / 3:02 pm

    I'm lucky I have trees at the bottom of my garden, but they are not mine they line the canal, this means I can reap the benefit without having to look after them. I love bird song, even if it wakes me at the crack of dawn (which is much later at the moment!)

  9. January 22, 2017 / 3:03 pm

    Thanks for hosting Darren as usual.

  10. January 22, 2017 / 3:04 pm

    I love Willow Trees but I'm afraid a big one would take over my entire small garden.

  11. comfortspring
    January 22, 2017 / 3:37 pm

    Trees and the sky, two of my favorite sights

  12. lifeasourlittlefamily
    January 22, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    Such a gorgeous capture, look at that light and I completely agree with you about the trees always looking beautiful. Although you have left me thinking about spring and its blossom #mysundayphoto

  13. January 22, 2017 / 6:10 pm

    This is a beautiful shot and same here, every night I hear the foxes in the woods at the back calling to one another


  14. coombemill
    January 22, 2017 / 6:28 pm

    Beautiful, the suns rays are amazing, they show the tree to its very best.

  15. nessjibberjabberuk
    January 23, 2017 / 11:18 am

    In Sheffield at the moment the council is having a bit of a tree cull which has upset many people. I keep seeing notices on seemingly perfectly healthy trees that they are going to be cut down. It just seems such a shame when you realise how important they are.

  16. victoria welton
    January 25, 2017 / 10:42 am

    This is so beautiful – I love the light #MySundayPhoto

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