Welland Snaps: The hidden beauty in trees

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CAPTION: How pastoral is this. Trees along the canal service road off Lincoln Street West do more than provide shade on a hot summer afternoon. To appreciate them for what they are, an up close look at individual trees along the walk is warranted. (All photos by Joe Barkovich)

By Joe Barkovich, Scribbler at large

 You know the old saying: You can’t see the forest for the trees.

Well, sometime the opposite is true: You don’t see individual trees and what each has to offer when you look at them en masse.

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Trees can be a study of beauty.

The geometric patterns that are to be found in limbs and branches can be amazing. All that one needs to do is pause a few moments and give them a good look.

And here’s some advice from a tree watcher: Don’t just look at them head on. Get under them and look up, through the limbs and branches for a view that’s fixed on the sky above.

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You might be surprised by what a tree has to offer.

Let your imagination branch out, let your eyes be amazed by patterns and geometric design.

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(A former reporter and city editor, Joe Barkovich lives in his hometown of Welland, Ontario, Canada’s Rose City. Welland Snaps is a weekly feature on the blog, appearing Mondays.)

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