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Haiku Landscape

Updated on December 18, 2017

Right now in the UK I am making an extra effort to look for the beauty in nature rather than get swamped by the cold and grey environment that this time of year thrusts upon us.

Have you noticed how incredibly beautiful the bare trees are? Here are some simple photographs of trees I took walking along my street yesterday afternoon. The way the trees shape into one another reminds me of the work of M. C. Escher, the famous graphic artist. Here’s a haiku that expresses this for me. Enjoy.

a winter landscape

overlapping escher like

interlocking trees


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      Russ Baleson 

      4 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Hi Alyxsky, thank you! It's so easy to take it for granted especially in the cold seasons. But if you take notice, it is all beautiful. Glad you liked it. Russ

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      Alyx Kemp 

      4 years ago from Herkimer, NY

      i love nature. and it amazing when people appreciate it. :) i absolutely love your pictures.

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      Russ Baleson 

      5 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Hi Koffee Klatch Gals, thank you for the lovely feedback. Russ

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      Susan Hazelton 

      5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Beautiful pictures. Your words made them come alive.

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      Russ Baleson 

      5 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Thanks Vellur, I am so looking forward to the warmer weather. Regards, Russ

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      Nithya Venkat 

      5 years ago from Dubai

      Great haiku and great photos. Winter has it's own beauty, the sun is just around the corner!!

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      Russ Baleson 

      5 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Thanks Joanne, your feedback is much appreciated especially as you write such great haiku too! Russ

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      Joanne M Olivieri 

      5 years ago

      Russ, I so tonally agree with you that bare trees are gorgeous even more so at times then blossoming trees. They paint exquisite silhouettes in the sky. Your haiku is excellent.

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      Russ Baleson 

      5 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Hi Jo, Thank you. It's a wonderful attitude (and survival mechanism) to be able to look for the good in what most people are complaining about. The weather has been quite severe but there are always miracles and inspiration to be found in nature. Regards, Russ

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 

      5 years ago from Lincolnshire, U.K

      Loved the haiku!...we had some pretty bad weather this winter, but it also provided us with an opportunity to take some fabulous pictures. I couldn't resist the trees either, especially when they're covered in snow. Nice work.

      Jo.

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      Russ Baleson 

      5 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Thanks Isaac.

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      Russ Baleson 

      5 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Thanks Isaac.

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      TDM 

      5 years ago from Welcome to my beautiful world, where magic is no longer a myth.

      very nice, short and sweet.

      I. white

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      Russ Baleson 

      5 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom

      Hi Chef-de Jour, thank you, I have always loved Escher and it's opened my eyes to noticing the patterns in nature. I much appreciate your comments. Regards, Russ

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      Andrew Spacey 

      5 years ago from Near Huddersfield, West Yorkshire,UK

      Wonderful contrast between blue sky and silhouette. There is something poetic in the winter scenery, when most trees are reduced to this naked form, sleeping, waiting.

      Escher produced so many different designs - I have a strong Dutch connection with this unique artist - I'm sure he'd have been fascinated with the interlocking pattern of the trees.

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