Lens-Artists PC: My life with trees

Where are your roots? No question about mine. Still I like to keep wandering and greeting new tree friends.

I told Leya that I would have fun picking tree photos for this week’s Lens Artists Photo Challenge and so I’ve had. Even though I include two photos over my regular quota of 20, so many were left crying to be left out.

Never mind that, as long as you live and prosper, all the trees of my and everybody’s life. Where would we be without you.

We start in Slovenia where I was born and lived for 40+ years, continue to Rome, where the pine trees and their residents took me by surprise, settle at home in the mellow south of Tuscany among some favourite trees, including a pair of eucalyptus, hop back to Rome for certain tree and eye feasts, and finally come to the standstill in Ljubljana, Slovenia, where a fir tree grows as old as I am. No question about my roots.

For Lens-Artists Photo Challenge, hosted by Leya of To See A World in a Grain of Sand…: Trees


  1. Your trees, Manja, all get names, hugs and thoughts from you, don’t they? Love the way you write about them, and love your fir tree…and all … Some shots stand out to me – the banana shot made me smile. The colours and angle of it are great. And your classy tree – it looks like those pop-ups in books long ago when I was a child, or like a paper clip! Love it.

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    1. Thank you, Leya. Oh yes, I loved the pop-up books! Well, for sure they get a how-is-it-going, looking-great thought. 🙂 I’ve noticed that I often put trees in my featured photo. The last time you hosted Lens-Artists challenge a month ago, I put another grand tree up there. Certainly a worthy subject.


      1. Worthy they are, Manja – I must say I am not aware of what I mostly put in the header…I often go by feeling…and then it might be a tree♥

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  2. Trees {sigh} … I do love trees. My favourites are the big leafy trees with a wide canopy of shade. I had a childhood that involved a lot of time being in trees – climbing them and just hanging out. Do kids even do that anymore?

    What a wonderful thing for your dad to have planted a tree when you were born. It makes it rather special, doesn’t it? 🙂

    Beautiful photos, Manja.

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    1. Thank you, Joanne. I certainly hope that kids get to live and grow up in the company of trees. Yes, it’s indeed special to have own tree of the same age. 🙂 My family is worried that it would fall on the house in a storm. I think it will soon have to go… It’s getting huge and old. I won’t say like me. 😀


    1. Oh, Fabrizio, I’d certainly never guess they thrive so much to the north. Obviously they are the voyagers, and survivors. Thanks, good to see you around. I saw that you started to follow recently, yeah me! 😉

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  3. I really love this post, because I love trees. That’s so sweet your father planted a tree for your birth, and what a beauty too.
    Strange pines, foreign pines.
    Never seen a eucalyptus tree before.
    Flamingos in the forest? Is that true?
    And those banana trees are way taller than here. Much bigger bunches, too.
    Such a neat share.

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    1. Thank you so much, Rupali! 🙂 Rome is beautiful but right now it’s so hot and they have a big garbage disposal problem. I hope they fix it soon. Ljubljana is indeed very green and was named the greenest European capital a few years ago (they also considered care for the environment).

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