When I explore the woodlands on our Idaho property, I am so enchanted by the quaking aspen, I forget to pay attention to the pine trees sharing the woods.
I imagine this young grove of pines as a gang of adolescent boys strutting their stuff.
There are towering evergreens all over the woods, old and full of character.
However, I like the smaller pine trees, still growing, with their own stories to tell.
Our cattledog Cooper is often in my shots since he is a velcro dog and won’t let me go on a walk without him! He’s usually patient while I stand for long periods of time shooting with both my phone and Lumix.
This young tree looks like he would have fared better if he was part of a group of pine trees like in my first photo.
Although this little guy went through a hard time, I was encouraged to see the new growth on him. Perhaps the view inspires him, it does me!
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Pine trees, lakes, fields, sky … to see more, head to Lens and Pens’ Phoneography Challenge, Your Phone as Your Lens: Celebrating the One-Year Anniversary .