Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Bethel Beach II: Trees

Here are more photos from last week's excursion to Bethel Beach.

There's nothing super exciting about any of these, but there was something about each one I liked.

The tree above is one of my favorites because of how that lower branch arches back and dips so severely over the ditch waterway.  It almost looks like a bonsai, except it's not a miniature; not in a container; and of course nobody has cultivated, pruned or shaped it aside from Mother Nature.

Never mind.

Moving on to the next photo...

Again, there is nothing particularly earth-shattering about this photo, especially the lighting which is truly awful.  However, I took the picture because of those two pine trees on the left.  I love how their trunks get all squiggly there near the top.  Squiggly pine trees are unusual in this neck of the swamp woods, where almost all of the other trees stand rigid and predictable straight as toothpicks - like those on the right.

Yes, squiggly is a technical term that I learned in my own mind somewhere along the line. It's definitely not to be confused with Squiggy though, from Laverne and Shirley--just in case you were wondering. (If you've never heard of Squiggy, Laverne or Shirley, click here and pass me an application for the nursing home.)

If you're wondering what has caused Chesapeake Bay Woman to make so many ridiculous statements in such close proximity to one another, the answer is very simple:  stress.  The way she relieves stress is to let her mind wander and let her fingers do the typing across the keyboard.  She can't help what comes out but appreciates your tolerance and patience as she works her way to an assisted living facility through it all.

This last one is absolutely as dull as the day is long, but I thought the one pine tree leaning awkwardly to the left made an interesting contrast to the tree in the foreground whose arms are outstretched over the ditch beautiful marshlands.

And this concludes CBW's inane discussion about Bonsai, Squiggy, and Laverne and Shirley pine trees at Bethel Beach.

Stay tuned for the next episode where she talks about swirls in the sand!


Annie said...

Well, I thought that last photo was quite good actually.
Loved the blue sky. Amazing. And I have never seen marshlands quite like that either. Our marshy areas tend to have a lot of mangrove trees in them. Well, the ones that I am more familiar with anyway.

Kay L. Davies said...

I love the first photo. That is a seriously great tree.
Hang onto yourself, don't get thrown and/or carried away, under your own steam or by the men in the white coats.
This is good advice from a learned elder.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Lynne M said...

The second photo is actually my favorite of the three. Loved Laverne and Shirley,too, although Squiggy was a bit on the weird and freaky side..

WV: I have cloclu how I'm going to work today with no voice...

deborah said...

Oh dear, I'm ready for the home too..I remember the theme song to Laverne and Shirley. Wow!
Please make sure your stress isn't running you faster than you need to be going (from one who deals with it everyday and who knows how many years of therapy) Stopping to take pictures is a very good thing - for you and for us!
I so enjoy your photos, they are all wonderful!

maria_nj said...

"Schlemiel, schlimazel, hasenpfeffer incorporated!"

sorry just had to do that...

CBW thank you for answering my question yesterday. I don't know if you knew but I was both Maria's on your blog yesterday. I forgot that I actually have a account, and I logged in.

Penny Marshall's brother Garry, is in one of my favorite movies ever. If you ever get the chance, see the movie, Lost in America. One of the funniest casino scenes is in that movie. It just tickles me every time I see it. Laughter is a wonderful stress reliever. And if you need some R&R you could always come to AC, I would be the perfect hostess!

as for the photos, what can I say, you have an "eye" girl...


Daryl said...

Like sands in the hourglass .. oh wait that's another network. I didnt realize those were pines, I thought the top one was a magnolia ....

But lets see: hocons ... that's what WV thinks.

joe blow said...

Assisted living sounds like a good thing where do I sign up.

Anonymous said...

viewing these photos BRIEFLY takes me away from the email I just sent about 3 minutes ago.
subject: this man is so STUPID!

body: he's in here talking about cakes made with mayonnaise YUCK!

aaaaaannnnd I sent it to HIM instead of my friend.

Baby Sis

Mental P Mama said...

Dr. Seuss. They are Dr. Seuss trees!

Country Girl said...

I love trees, especially when the branches are bare. And I love swirls, too. But that was in the post after this.