19 Feb 2008

From one self confessed tree hugger...

So, I confess. I am a fully paid up member of the tree hugger's society. I adore trees. Without them the world would be a much different place. The bigger and more gnarled they are the better. I'm not really into the conifer type. I like the deciduous broad leaved ones that show you the seasons passing in their leafy colours. Oaks, beech, Lime, elm, fruit trees, silver birch, mountain ash, and maple... all these types of trees excite my senses.

This apple tree print by Jellybeans is from an original water colour she painted and I have long admired it for its beautiful colours and its sweeping form. I think if it were real tree it would take more than one person to hug its entire trunk.

This photo pendant from TheIntuitiveGarden in cool aqua blue with a bare tree reminds me of winter. Thankfully the trees won't be nude for much longer as spring is on its way. Outside my window I can see the bright yellow catkins starting to show on the trees and the bronze coated buds that indicate that soon the leaves will be bursting forth once more.

This silk screen printed t-shirt from Satisfactory not only has a tree on it but a galleon too! Not that I'm a pirate-aholic or anything... well ok as I'm confessing to hugging trees today I guess I can confess my pirate addiction too.

Kierstin Oliver's Seuss inspired mug, most certainly deserving of a plug. The colours delight, such a beautiful sight. Clay turned to trees, and me they sure please. Hmmm... ok, so I can't rhyme like the master, but at least I tried.

As regular readers of this blog will know I'm a bit of a colour addict and this gorgeous painting of a tree by Andrew Daniel caught my eye. Bold colours and textures all combined with the image of a tree... how could I not feature it?

This pretty little tree embellished sewing case is from the BlueBananaShop. For such a compact case is sure can hold a lot of sewing goodies. It's perfect for the sewer that's on the move.

So have I convinced you yet that trees are the greatest? Are you itching to run outside and hug a tree? Well if you are just go now, run off and find a lone tree and give it a squeeze so it knows you appreciate all it is doing for you.


  1. I have a thing for trees, too.

    Fun to see what you picked to feature.

  2. Thank you so much for featuring my tree! :) eek- exciting!

    I love the other prints that you included as well - a couple of them being personal favourites of mine :)

    thanks so much! Take care!!

  3. I love the mugs! shameless plug, it's awful i know, but if you like trees I have a tree girl tee thats kinda cute. Keep on blogging.

  4. Lovely trees. Actually I just read through some of your blog and it brought a smile to my face. I had come over to see Fluffy Flowers interview - she is right no one else in the family knits or makes such great creatures. I am going to put you in my faves so I can visit now and then.


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