Wednesday 18th May 2022

What’s Under The Trees? #SundayStills #TreeSquare. 84/2021.

What’s Under The Trees? #SundayStills #TreeSquare. 84/2021.

Since knowing that trees were to be the focus for BeckyB’s Squares in July AND that they would be featured on Sunday Stills too, I have been extra vigilant in my tree observations and my photo taking. To be honest, I am always finding something to photograph outside but with a theme like trees…I was IN!

Under these trees on the M1 near our house – we were on our way to Sydney here – is the Wyong River.


Terri here has now  moved into her new abode and I will share this post soon as ‘my’ Sunday becomes Monday here. Terri is in the northern hemisphere. I do enjoy sharing and am happy to wait till Monday.

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 Treeswhich makes the tag #TreeSquare

Here’s my “what’s under the trees….and “WHO” as well.

Some photos are a trip down memory lane, starting with this. The ones with green frames will form my #TreeSquare contribution as collages.


January 2006, I am under a Palm Tree at North Shore Oahu. Hawaii.


What was left under the Christmas tree at our son’s house!


Under these gum trees, we shared games, stories and more with our students at Weilmoringle P.S. in 1976-1977.


Under these trees is a playground of the school where I was principal 1999-2003.


Under these trees is the way to the old Wyong P.S.

I admit, I have a lot of photos where trees help tell the stories. More to come.


Under the canopy of Autumn trees in Telegraph Rd Pymble 2019.

And now these:

Under these trees is the sign to the property east of Narrabri NSW which was our first home in 1971.


And to say, thanks to the trees for being the best subjects ever….


From sunrise you protect us…


To  sunset you protect us.

That’s my story on trees. And for Becky’s Squares:

I hope you enjoyed this Australian-based post about trees, with one from the U.S.of A, thank you Hawaii!




  1. I agree Denyse, it’s hard to find a better subject for a challenge than trees, so many different ways to interpret it. I love all your shots the gums, the Christmas tree and what a fabulous update shot of your dad’s home, it looks so much better now with all the trees around. We are lucky to have such a diversity for trees here in Australia and you’ve captured them beautifully.

    • Denyse Whelan says:

      Thanks so much Deb I have so many photos to choose from with this #treesquare & for Sunday Stills.

      My new photo collage apps are also very handy!

      I showed Dad that photo from the first year and he said some of those plantings didn’t last. He found the contrast of great interest too.


  2. oh wow loving your under the #TreeSquares, what a fabulous curation.

    • Denyse Whelan says:

      Ah Becky, not hard for me to find a tree or 300! Thank you kindly, it’s a fun way to gather my photos using both your #TreeSquare & Terri’s #SundayStills,


  3. What a cool post, Denyse! I didn’t even think of under the tree as it relates to Christmas! That is a cute pic! It reminds me I have a pic of my little dog Aero wearing a green bandana laying under the Christmas tree, from years back! Funny how images spark those precious memories. Glad you could combine both challenges and be inspired! Aren’t we so lucky to be near trees? Have a great week!

    • Denyse Whelan says:

      Thanks so much Terri. I love the creative thoughts challenge your posts bring me.

      Yes, to fun pics like you mentioned.

      Trees, cannot live without them and very grateful to have so many around us too.


  4. What a fun theme for photos! It’s true that trees are in so many of our photos and memories without us even really realizing it.

    • Yes, so true Joanne.

      I look at trees differently these days.

      I appreciate the role they place in keeping us alive.