07.17.2022 Silent Sunday-Mount Pollux Maple at Dawn


About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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17 Responses to 07.17.2022 Silent Sunday-Mount Pollux Maple at Dawn

  1. Peter Klopp says:

    Wow! What a piece of art! You captured the mood of the early morning so well.

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  2. tomwhelan says:

    A beautiful trunk, love the composition and light.

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  3. shoreacres says:

    Given the glow on the trunk, I wondered if you might have had the sun behind you, and so it was. It’s a pleasing photo. I remember its friend from the past; it made an appearance in the video showing ‘fiddlesticks on Mt. Pollux’ that’s still in my YouTube favorites.

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  4. What a majestic maple. I wonder how old it is. Imagine the stories it has stored in its beautiful wood.

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    • I have not been able to track down when it was planted but well over 100 years ago at the least. It has seen many family picnics and I imagine misses its companion as we might.

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      • Humans’ petty lifespan is to be pitied, though I would only want to live longer if we could all stay healthy in body and mind.

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      • Well, at least we are not mayflies. 🙂 As we age and infirmities take over our lifespan begins to seem appropriate for the majority of us. Of course we’d like to live for many more years than we can expect to but, as you indicate, those might not be enjoyable years for the most part if our health deteriorates. In my mid-70s I know look at what we are planning on for our house and considering whether I will live long enough to not only pay those things off but actually enjoy them once debt is gone. I also consider the health challenges that Mary Beth and I have faced to this point know that surviving them comes with longer term downsides as a result of their damage. But each day is a day of promise.

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      • May you and Mary Beth (and Bentley, of course) have many more happy and healthy and promising years together.

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      • Thank you, Tanja. And the same to you!

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  5. Oh, the lighting. And oh that you got up early enough to catch it. Well done.

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    • As I get older and dawn comes so early in the summer it is getting a bit more difficult to be up for sun up. But it is always worth the effort, even on a not so sunny day. Thanks, Linda!


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