Misty morning woods for @parul2411’s #ThursdayTreeLove

PLEASE NOTE: Since my WordPress blog went wonky on Thursday, I posted this Misty morning woods blog first over on my Hive blog and now that my blog is back (hopefully – it’s been offline twice in the past two days), I’m resharing it here today. In theory, I’ve tweaked it so that it makes sense, now that it’s Sunday (and for the large part of the day, I could’ve sworn it was Saturday), and not still Thursday. So much fun…not! 😂


So just like my Hive post from yesterday about my 4th Hive anniversary, I knew this Thursday Tree Love blog hop was happening today, and I had big plans that are still just plans. However in this case, there were a few things that were out of my control – like my WordPress blog suddenly being unreachable! 😲

Wednesday, whilst doing my usual web browsing, I encountered a couple of websites that seemed to be offline, and figured there might be some sort of DNS attack going on, but never got around to checking it out. They were back up today, so I figured all was well. Then Thursday evening, I tried to open the tab on my WP admin panel to upload my photos for my post, and got this instead…

error message on traciyork.com

Yes, my bill is paid (😂) and as far as I know, my certificates are all up to date. It didn’t look like my webhost (Dreamhost) was down, but I tried multiple browsers and they all gave basically the same error message.

At first, I was like..

But then I realized I could just post it on my Hive blog, and then copy it over to WP as I’m doing now (so Parul can do the pingback thing), and…

Now before I get on with the pictures, a quick shout out to my aforementioned WordPress blogging friend Parul to say thank you for hosting this awesome blog hop every couple of weeks. If you want to join in the Tree love blog hop fun, it’s wicked easy – here’s the description from her latest post today, called #ThursdayTreeLove – 115:

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 October 14, 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.

As for these photos, unlike my usual FYI – these were taken in the woods at one of two campgrounds my family and I stayed at for just over a year, back a decade ago, with my old Olympus camera. All were resized, then cleaned up a bit with PicMonkey – mostly the exposure and sharpness, but with a few other tweaks like vignette filters for the corners here and there.

Now for the photos…

Misty morning woods in Raymond NH, from October 9th, 2011

As I was saying about my plans, I originally wanted to take more foliage pictures in our backyard, to compare to the ones from two weeks ago. However Wednesday I noticed there really wasn’t a huge difference yet, and thought about having my husband drive me around the neighborhood today to see if I could get some other fall color. However between the weather and our youngest’s work schedule, it didn’t happen.

So then I started scrolling through my unpublished photo archives and found these, taken just a couple weeks shy of exactly ten years ago during the first few weeks of our attempted full time camper living experiment. Since we just passed the 9 year anniversary of living in our current place, it seemed rather serendipitous.

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1. The name of the campground was Pine Acres, and true to its name, there were pine trees almost everywhere you looked.


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2. The damp air this particular day, combined with the early morning camp fires, made for some awesomely photogenic sun beams.


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3. Of course, I was so excited about how cool it looked, I wasn’t completely paying attention to what was in my frame. So I ended up with a bunch of shots like this, with our dog’s tie out leash on the tree, and a few other odds and ends that kind of distract from the wonderful woods and brilliant beams.


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4. Luckily though, I did finally realize and managed more without.


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5. I actually didn’t do much editing on this one, beyond resizing and tweaking the sharpness a bit. I was surprised that trying to adjust the exposure actually ruined the cool vibe.


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6. Even though it was early October, there was still very little fall foliage showing above.


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7. Although looking through the trees in a different direction, there were hints of yellow and orange.


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8. It was amazingly awesome how long the woods looked like this.


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9. Mother Nature was a bit early for Halloween.


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10. And some things never change – I had to get a shot of the magnificent pine trees against the sky.


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11. Okay, make that two shots… lol!


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12. I debated including this one, as it’s more campground (and our old car) than trees, but I thought it gave a good sense of how wooded the campground was, so I (obvs) decided to go for it. While there were some challenges fitting three young kids, our dog, our cat, and ourselves into a 30 foot camper fulltime, we also had some wonderful times together. Also some wild adventures – one of which I wrote about back then. And now that it’s actually technically Friday in my current neck of the woods, I’d say it’s time to wrap it up.


Hope you enjoyed my photos of misty morning woods from all those years ago. Happy Thursday Tree Love everyone!


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  1. Those are some amazing sunbeam captures. I only had one child (now in his 30’s) – we used to do some tent camping back in the day. I applaud you doing it with 3. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot

  2. As always, your pictures are the best. I loved the ones where sun rays are sneaking in. Such a place and those tall pine trees. Loved them all from 10 years back. Wow! thanks for joining, Traci inspite of the wordpress issues. So happy to see you around. See you back tomorrow <3

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