Thursday 20th January 2022

I Am Back: For #TreeSquare In July. 81/2021.

I Am Back: For #TreeSquare In July. 81/2021.

Being Square is Fun!

Join in this lovely challenge and post a photographic square daily for one month every quarter. The theme changes every quarter and is announced on this blog a few weeks, occasionally days, in advance of the challenge month. The challenge months are January, April, July and October.

Here’s all you need to know: Thanks so much to Becky.

Create your square post, and include a pingback to one of my daily square posts (not this page or the home page as otherwise I don’t know about your ping!). You can also add the link to your post in the comments on any of my square posts

  1. Include the theme’s tag (sometimes this may be the only way I can find you too); the theme for July 2021 is Trees which makes the tag #TreeSquare


A little reminder of what I got up to in April for Bright!

Nature Is Pretty In Bright Pink. 52.1/2021.

Now I am ready for Trees. In fact #TreeSquare

I know the idea is one post for 31 days for #TreeSquare but I am going to blog for 5 weekends in July and use Instagram to share a (square!) collage each week.

I do photograph trees a great deal. There are many around us here on the Central Coast. I admit, as I knew this challenge was coming, I looked at more to photograph. Then I wondered:










Make the posts weekly, not daily, add up to 9 or perhaps more tree photos as a collage and do them in groups under topic names!

Easy? Yes. And. No.

In fact I spent some time researching my tree photos and found in just over a year I had well over 300, so narrowed that down to 200…and now even more for this!

Topic: Trees As Frames.

I often use a tree, part of a tree, a row of trees and more, to give my photos a ‘frame’ of sorts. I am always on the lookout for something that little bit different. Here’s the ones which made to cut to 9. Oh and taking photographs in nature like this is one important part of my mindfulness and health routine. Gets me outside, focussing on just one thing and I am always energised afterwards.


Tuggerawong Walking Path


From Wyongah Walking Path Looking To Gorokan


At The Lake: Flooding Rains.



Trees frame the water’s height, as it came up to the grass


A gentle frame for a sweet summer afternoon at Wyong River.


Dull & Cloudy: the tree made the lake view different.


Walking at Pyrmont, near Sydney Harbour, trees in a row.


How amazing! Just notice the heart frame as I added the photo. Canton Beach.


Gumtrees frame a very Australian Bush scene: Tamworth NSW below.

That’s it. Well, except for this: a collage of 9. These were made into a square themselves. I will share this via instagram too.

This post is going live on the weekend. No #SundayStills this week as it is 4th July. Next week, I will join in both #SundayStills and #TreeSquare as the theme is “under the trees”.

Do you love trees too?


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  1. Some great tree pics there, Denyse! I especially love the ones where they frame water views. Hope you’re having a lovely weekend and enjoying the sunshine

    • Denyse Whelan says:

      Thanks so much Sanch. Yesterday I did a beach walk…nothing better! Great weather alright. Hope you are out covid safely too.


  2. Great to see you joining in again Denyse. I love taking photos of trees too. You’ve chosen a fabulous way of sharing your favourites. I also enjoy using trees to frame photos, they are just such natural posers! You are lucky with sunshine this weekend, we have had wintry grey days and it’s only 4 degrees at the moment. It makes it a real effort to get going outside for a walk but I always enjoy it once I’m out there!

    • Denyse Whelan says:

      Thanks so much Deb. Yes, they are the best…trees let you take photos without complaint.

      Wow, just told B about your weather. Yikes.

      I admit I am feeling less ‘locked down’ when I can get outside for a walk and yesterday’s in winter sunshine with no wind at the beach was a winner.

      I will continue to do the tree posts weekly and using #sundaystills too.

      Hope things brighten (weather wise) soon.


  3. oh wow so many fabulous trees, and just loving the collage you have created too 🙂 so glad you are going to be Tree Squaring every weekend

    • Denyse Whelan says:

      Thank you so much Becky, hard not to love a tree isn’t it?

      I also love making these collages. All fun right now too.


  4. Fabulous images. I’m really looking forward to this challenge…

  5. I love these photos! Your trees look quite different from ours.

    • Denyse Whelan says:

      I think there are differences for sure. I don’t know the various names of trees but we have fewer “forests” but more bushland. We are also, away from the coast, a much drier land.

      Thanks for catching up on trees! I am posting again this weekend.

      You sure have some where you live Joanne!