A walk in the woods with my husband for @parul2411’s #ThursdayTreeLove

For my last Thursday Tree Love post two weeks ago, I mentioned that the temperature had “soared” to almost 50F/10C before dropping back to stupid cold more seasonable temps. Well today was even nicer, getting up to 66F/19C! While the weather swing was welcome, it also tends to kick up my Essential Tremor, so as a precaution I decided to take a walk in the woods with my husband alongside, in case anything happened.

And I’m glad I did, since something did happen, in the form of me taking an unexpected trip.

(spoiler alert in case my mother is reading this – don’t worry mom, I’m fine. Well, as fine as I ever am…lol!)

In fact, I normally wouldn’t even bother mentioning this except March also happens to be Essential Tremor Awareness Month, so I thought talking tremor and trees together might not be a bad idea. But I’ll save the whining best for last, and share my tree snaps before I share my stumble story. 😜

But one last thing before I get on with the pictures, many thanks as always, to my WordPress blogging friend Parul for hosting this awesome blog hop every couple of weeks. If you want to join in the Tree love blog hop fun, it’s really easy – here’s the description from her latest post today, called #ThursdayTreeLove – 105

Thursday Tree love is a photo feature hosted on this blog on every 2nd and 4th Thursday of a month. The next edition will go live on March 25, 2021. If you would like to play along, post a picture of a tree on your blog, tell me where did you spot the tree and link it back to this post.

If you don’t see the pingback, please leave a link to your post in my comments section. Please make sure that your post’s link is showing up on this latest edition. I will link your posts on my blog in the next edition and spread some love. Let’s come together to appreciate the beautiful nature around us.

Oh and these were taken in my Durham, NH yard earlier today, using my my Nikon affixed to my tripod, then resized and cleaned up a bit with PicMonkey.

A walk in the woods with my husband, March 11th 2021

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1. I started off by taking pictures around our house of the five usual spots I take photos for my tree posts (for another eventual compilation post).

Trees Along the Driveway
1a. For a bit of comparison, this is the same shot from two weeks ago – and all that snow is now melted into the ground which is awesome on the one hand, but made for lots of gushy mud, sometimes in unexpected places…

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2. I did these a bit out of order, and while this is usually my fifth shot, it ended up being my second today.

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3. The third, looking down the hill in our backyard.

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4. The fourth spot, looking towards the path that my husband and I ended up walking down, as it seemed the “safer” route. This also ended up being where I fell – so much for safe! LOL!

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5. The fifth spot with a bit of lens flare. I’m standing in the same spot as the previous picture, but turned a bit to the left, so you can see it’s a bit hilly here.

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6. The view above us before we started down the hill.

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7. A different shagback tree this time – this one is closer to a stone I call, “Lion’s Rock.”

7a. This picture is actually from almost five years ago, but the shot I took today didn’t really show it well, so I thought I’d share this one of Lion Rock wearing green for St Paddy’s Day from an old post to show what I mean.

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8. Another angle of the same shagbark, and if I tilted the camera down, I’d be pointed right at the aforementioned rock (although not the angle where you can see his face).

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9. Even with all the wild windy winter weather, there are still some diehard leaves hanging on!

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10. This little guy is really hanging on to his leaves!

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11. This looks more like a shot from the fall, instead of just over a week away from spring!

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12. The view in front of us.

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13, The view directly above us.

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14. And after mentioning my husband, I figured I should share a picture of him as well. I took this candid to be silly, as we were chatting about something as I took the previous shot, then I swung the camera down & snapped a quick one. I figured once we got a little further down the path, I’d take a better shot, and as soon as I had the thought, it fell out of my brain. But at least I got this one!



And this is a small fraction of the pictures I ended up with – I have around 150 more shots to go through for future posts, since my husband and I ended up hanging around outside for about an hour and a half, enjoying the beautiful weather.

As for my stumble story, first a bit of backstory – as I said, I have Essential Tremor but even though I almost always feel the tremor in my body, it’s not always that evident. Instead of having a constant bounce or shake like some people (Katharine Hepburn, for example) mine comes on in sort of episodes. One minute I could be fine, then if something happened to trigger them (getting startled is a big one), I go from zero to a million and sixty within minutes. I also developed vertigo not too long before the tremor manifested, which makes me even more unbalanced (and yes, I can hear my family & friends chortling at me admitting how unbalanced I am… 😂 ).

At any rate, after having a wonderful wander in the woods, we were heading back up the path in the forth photo, and got to the small hill at the side of our house. My husband started up the embankment and reached out to grab my arm. I thought it might be just a little too steep for me and told him I’d walk up from a few feet away to where it was a bit flatter. He wasn’t too happy at the idea but I was feeling very confident in my decision, so I took a few steps away, then started to walk up the “easier” part of the hill.

The very first step was into a wicked patch of mud and I immediately slid face first towards the ground. Luckily I managed to brace myself with my right arm and didn’t face plant.

Hubby was by my side about a nanosecond later, and helped me the rest of the way up the short hill. While nothing hurt (other than my pride), a minute or so later, my whole body was rockin’ and rollin’ and now, about six hours later, it’s just starting to subside. I do have medicinal gummies I take when things ramp up, but sometimes (like today) it’s tough to know how much to take to get things to calm down without making it tough to focus, so I try to err on the side of caution.

All things considered, it really was just a blip in an otherwise awesome outing, but again – I thought this might be a good opportunity to share a little about what everyday life is like for a mover & shaker like me.

So that’s my story! Thanks for coming along for my walk in the woods with my husband and happy Thursday Tree Love, everyone!


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7 thoughts on “A walk in the woods with my husband for @parul2411’s #ThursdayTreeLove

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  1. WOW! Your house is located at a wonderful site! You have taken a lot of effort to describe the angle of the shot hence we can easily image the location of the trees and the paths. Thanks!! Good to know that you are safe. Take care!

  2. I am sorry! Good to know you are okay and your husband was there.
    I love your shots and one can really see how beautiful the surrounding is with the snow melting now. The one with leaves has beautiful details. Thank you for joining and I can’t wait to see you back on the 25th!

  3. Beautiful photos! Lion Rock is fascinating. I’ve recently learned that some trees don’t drop their leaves until the new ones start to come in.

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