Nature enthusiasts enjoy images of both the sun and trees. Here are some favorites I’ve captured with my camera while on Coronado, California.
Sun and Trees: A Mini Photo Essay of Crown City Coronado in the Golden State
A line of eucalyptus trees near dusk…
With the lunar orb between palm fronds…
Against a patch of wild blue yonder…
Aglow with shadow stories…
A disc reminiscent of Ra…
Aperture of discovery…
A fighter jet’s sojourn…
Perhaps a poem can best capture the sentiments inspired by the sun and trees photographed herein. This is one of mine:
Sun and Trees
By Mariecor Agravante
From the seed a seedling sprouts,
Setting forth roots to anchor itself;
Then spreads forth its xylem upward
To break through the soil surface for
Stem-formation and unfurling of leaves.
And as the glowing disc of heaven
Provides energy to the sapling’s chlorophyll,
The stem grows in girth to transform into
A trunk housing phloem and transport systems.
With each passing day, the sun in his chariot
Crosses the sky east to west as the sapling
Strengthens into a tree — one of the oldest of
Organisms on our living planet. And this
Lucky tree grows not alone but finds itself
In a grove with other tree neighbors, some of
Whom are relatives while others are friends.
And the trees converse amongst themselves
With each sunrise and sunset — sharing stories
About their heritage as oxygen producers, shade
Providers, erosion deterrents, and homes for nature’s
Gentler creatures. The squirrels tickle them, the birds
Sing to them, the butterflies relax them… And all is
Well for these protected trees in the sheltered grove.
The sun remains happy in this grove’s growth, while the
Trees rejoice at the sun’s consistency. The nutrient-filled
Soil and rejuvenating showers are welcomed by the grateful
Trees, too. These peaceful living arbor — these valuable
Hardwood, softwood, deciduous, and evergreen beings — ache
To live as long as possible, for they love the tranquil life they lead.