Trees365 - review of 2010

So, 2010 is over, and that means my Trees365 challenge is at an end :o(

I won't stop taking tree pictures as I still love the variety, beauty and wonder of trees - in fact, I'm pretty certain that there will be many trees featuring on Window365.

Here is a slideshow of trees featured this year (bar a few that were guests and a few that 'got away') Enjoy!

Lisibo's 2011 challenge is....

Here we are at the end of 2010, and I'm about to post my final tree on Trees365.

I'm sad to reach the end of my Trees365 project as I've enjoyed doing it. It's made me look more at the world around me and I've appreciated the beauty of trees even more than I did previously.

Often I take for granted the beauty of the area in which I live and work, and how fortunate I am. A conversation with a teacher from a school no more than 6 miles away from mine who told me that her pupils would love even 1/10 of our school grounds really brought this home to me.

So, in 2011, I want to continue to make myself look up and out from my own little bubble and am therefore starting a new challenge - Window on my world 365

a view from a window for each day of 2011. I expect I'll have guest pictures as this year - in fact, I'm encouraging it - and I hope I can keep going as I have this year.

So here's to my new challenge!

I wonder what we'll see through the .....arched window.

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Snow in the Country Valley Park

My final tree picture!

I chose this one as it features some of my favourite trees on a beautiful day. I may have to post another later on today but I've planned this one as it's been so foggy for the last few days.

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Trees365 364:365, originally uploaded by lisibo.

Penultimate tree pic of the year!

Taken on my first run in ten days - hard, but it was good to be in my beautiful Country Valley Park.

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Tree in Fog, originally uploaded by José Picardo.

Another guest tree today as this is so much better than my attempt to take a foggy tree picture.

Thanks José x

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Winter Tree, originally uploaded by troutcolor.

A stunning picture from troutcolour aka John Johnston.

I love the magical quality of the the shimmering light, and all the tiny twigs and branches.

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Trees365 361:365, originally uploaded by lisibo.

Back to Iceland for today's picture.

I actually took this on Christmas Day but it's too good to waste. Look at the sky!

And I suspect there may be a few more Iceland pictures coming soon too.

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Trees365 360:365, originally uploaded by lisibo.

Boxing Day at Keflavik Airport as we left Iceland.

A beautiful airport, and a lovely tree.

Sad to be leaving Iceland though.

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Trees365 359:365, originally uploaded by lisibo.

Merry Christmas and Gleðileg jól

Lisa xx

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Trees365 358:365, originally uploaded by lisibo.

Trees at Þingvellir, the site of the first Parliament in Iceland and also where the Eurasian and American tectonic plates meet.

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Trees365 357:365, originally uploaded by lisibo.

Some trees in the mini forest on the way up to Perlan in Reykjavik.

Before the snow!

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Trees365 356:365, originally uploaded by lisibo.

Icelandic tree shot from the centre of Reykjavik.

Love the shadow!

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Trees365 355:365, originally uploaded by lisibo.

I was challenged to find any trees in Iceland.

Well, here's one!

I know, it's not a real tree but...

(PS there are plenty of real ones too - more of that tomorrow!)

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Trees365 354:365, originally uploaded by lisibo.

Taken at the Premier Inn Heathrow as we hopefully set off for the airport to go to Iceland.

Would we make it??

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Trees365 353:365, originally uploaded by lisibo.

On the way to Iceland - somewhere near Warwick I think where we stopped to clean the windscreen!

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Trees365 352:365, originally uploaded by lisibo.

Let it snow! Let it snow!

A snowy picture of our local church. I love that tree!

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Trees365 351:365, originally uploaded by lisibo.

I went for a run this morning with SEFitness.

The sky looked ominous as we set off and after ten minutes, a blizzard began! There followed an 'interesting' run/slide/walk/pootle as we negotiated patches of hidden ice - I did a marvellous imitation of Bambi on a huge icy puddle, and there were several falls.

But SO BEAUTIFUL! This photo doesn't do the beauty of the moment justice as it was taken on my iPhone whilst running but it gives you an idea!

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What a great 'tree'!

I feel I need to visit Burnley to see it!

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Trees365 349:365, originally uploaded by lisibo.

A beautiful sunrise in our garden, silhouetting the trees.

Jude was worried for the shepherds though ;o)

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Tree Knot, originally uploaded by aforero.

Another amazing tree found under Creative Commons license.

I have NEVER seen a tree in such a knot!

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Pencil Crayon Tree, originally uploaded by *Sally M*.

I love this quirky Christmas tree.

Wish the 'fidgets' would build one of these instead of rubber and ruler towers! Much more decorative!

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Today's picture comes courtesy of my friend Niilo - thanks for getting cold fingers for me;o)

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Trees365 345:365, originally uploaded by lisibo.

The Christmas tree at church, standing by and watching the Christmas cabaret. Got its own pen and everything!

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Trees365 344:365, originally uploaded by lisibo.

Can you see the tree? It's through the fireplace!

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Trees365 343:365, originally uploaded by lisibo.

Lovely silhouetted picture of trees by a lake - the one by Boldmere Gate in the park!

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Trees365 342:365, originally uploaded by lisibo.

Whitehouse Common Primary where I work are involved in an eTwinning project called Twinkle Twinkle Little Star that involves exchanging Christmas stars. This is the WCPS tree to display the ones we've received.

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Trees365 341:365, originally uploaded by lisibo.

A frosty cold morning in Sutton Coldfield - and what a beautiful view from my bedroom window!
I love my garden!

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Trees365 340:365, originally uploaded by lisibo.

The other half of my birthday present - Jude's interpretation of my commission.

Clever boys!

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Trees365 339:365, originally uploaded by lisibo.

Today's tree is half of my long awaited birthday present from my boys. this is Isaac's half of my commission!

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Today's tree is courtesy of @orunner aka Doug Dickinson who kindly sent me a selection of lovely snowy pcitures via Twitter.
I do love big snowy bare trees in the middle of fields!

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Trees365 337:365, originally uploaded by lisibo.

A lovely walk this morning to the library through the Country Valley Park.

I am so fortunate to live here!

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Trees365 336:365, originally uploaded by lisibo.

A snowy tree captured as I trudged home from where I'd abandoned the car for Mr S to retreive!

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Trees365 335:365, originally uploaded by lisibo.

Today wasn't a great day - but it started well with this beautiful view from the classroom window, and finished well with a John Bishop gig.