Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Tree Bling and The Posts of the Week

A couple of days after I discovered the red yarn featured in this post, I came across more trees adorned with yarn in two other shades. I wonder if someone has done this intentionally with whimsy on their mind, or if the wind brought it as an offering to the squirrels and birds for nest building. However it got there, it was colourful and attractive and begged to be photographed.

aqua wool
The tree on which this aqua yarn sits kind of reminds me of a pretzel. You can see the vagues criss-cross of the chain link fence in the background.

turquoise wool
Bright turquoise yarn twists around the delicate fingers of this bush.

cyan yarn
I'm pretty sure there was some orange, too but I do not seem to have that photo. Instead, I'll post another turqoise image. With its tiny knot, it's just hanging around. Let's move on, lest I keep you hanging for too long.

And now, without further delay, here are the Posts of the Week. The icon below is yours for the taking if if your blog post is named as a POTW.


It Happens Every Time
by Ray
at Out and About in New York City

Why I Sleep With My Underware On
by Beth
at Be Yourself


Been Debating...
by MessyMimi
at Messy Mimi's Meanderings


Drag Your Feet to Slow the Circles Down
by Jocelyn
at O Mighty Crisis


A Kiss To Build A Dream On
by Diane
at The Blue Ridge Gal


Playing With Food
by Stephen
at The Chubby Chatterbox

What Goes Around
by Julie
at Midlife Jobhunter

Time Flies
by Jinksy
at Napple Notes

Warning: Diva Alert
by DJan
at DJanity


Common Toad
by Bob
at Birds and Nature at the Forest of Dean

Does Your Back Yard Make You Smile?
by Jill
at Jillsy Girl Studio

Please drop by their blogs for a visit and leave a kind comment if you have the time. Also, please feel free to add your own choices (for any blog except this one) for a specific blog post in the comments section below, where others can see them.

Thank you.


Cloudia said...

Look at all that good reading!

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Anonymous said...

I never find yarn around here... I believe someone is leaving that there for you!

Lisa said...

I find that yarn you found interesting. I did go back and see the red. Sort of odd.
Cant wait to see your POTWs

VM Sehy Photography said...

The yarn is cool. Perhaps it's a present. One Mother's Day my friend's husband and son did some decorating of the woods as part of her gift. They made a tree arch. Then the next year there were all these paper rings around the bridge. I didn't find out for sure if that was another present for her, but it was cool.

Rob-bear said...

Were I a betting Bear, I would think that the string is some early nesting material, given with love and whimsy.

Love the pictures. Thanks.

stephen Hayes said...

The yarn in nature reminds me of the environmental art of Cristo, only on an intimate scale. Very nice, and thanks for selecting Chubby Chatterbox this week. I'm honored.

chariskalee said...

Thanks for reminding us to see the beauty in the little things... and sharing some good stuff to read too.

Shrinky said...

How interesting, it seems unlikely the wind caught the yarn up there, it must have been cut to hang this way - I like the thought it's been purposefully laid there for the birds to feather their nests with (smile). Looks like you've found some more good reads for us again!

Sueann said...

I love the yarn photos!! Pretty cool!

Tiago Braga said...

very interesting photos, good contracts!

Tabor said...

That yarn is new and surely must have been placed there by some mystical spirit in your woods!

Gary's third pottery blog said...

It is a fantastic spring indeed, so much to photograph!

Daryl said...

wool with a life of its own .. tho it could be art it could also be a way to mark a trail ...

congrats to all the POTWers!

MaggieGem said...

Very interesting find, the detail in your photos is excellent!

She Who Carries Camera said...

When I saw that first image, I DID think it was a pretzel! You find the coolest things on your walks.

And, I was surprised when I saw that last post of the week...thanks Hils!

Lynne with an e said...

I think the yarn in the trees could be some lazy girl's approach to yarn bombing. Are you familiar with the yarn bombing movement? "Radical" knitters gang up on unsuspecting objects and surround them with brightly hued knitting. It's supposed to be a form of public art, I think.

Russell said...

Interesting. And somewhat mysterious.

I am sure the person who put the yarn in the tree had an objective. Maybe it is for the birds. Maybe it is just to be decorative. Maybe it is a memorial to someone or something.

We will probably never know the answer but it is interesting to wonder.

DJan said...

Hey, I made POTW! I have to tell you, your pictures of that turquoise yarn have been making me actually go so far as to look at DSLRs online. The thought of laying out so much money for a camera has kept me from purchasing, though. Your pictures are always astounding.

Brian Miller said...

lovely captures of the yarn...and congrats to the POTWs....smiles...great to see a few friends...and even the diva on there...

Rita said...

IT really stops you and make your wonder...

TexWisGirl said...

when i was a kid in Wisconsin, i used to loop lengths of yarn on our clotheslines for the cedar waxwings to collect for nesting material. :) thanks for the memory.

i'll be perusing these blog finds later today!

Rosaria Williams said...

I saw similar decorations through a blog from Australia! Robyn seems to have started something that's now crossed the big waters.

Bossy Betty said...

Love those pictures! Thanks for all the good posts to explore. Hope you are doing well, Hilary! Sorry I have not been by lately.

Slamdunk said...

Great photos Hilary. We have yarn on a tree in our front yard (red). It is from some sort of bird thing that older boy did for school several years ago.

Off to read some POTW...

messymimi said...

The person may not have left it out for the critters, but i can almost guarantee the critters will take advantage of it.

Thank you for the mention! This is totally unexpected. Now i have to learn how to put it on my blog -- a good problem to have, i must say.

Anonymous said...

You with ECOMPPO ?
You got that PPLOMP - PROMPHOE ?
You with MPEARLL ?
BERRIRO says you " do".

Liz Mays said...

I've always thought it special when I see bits of yarn peeking from a bird's nest! I hope a lovely friend chooses those bits this year.

Anonymous said...

Ohhh, this is nice. Thanks so much for a POTW shout out. Can't resist talking about my pups you know. :-))

Bob Bushell said...

We will learn the purpose of turquoise yarn someday, I will watching here. And the photos are superb. Thanks for pictures of mine in the "Post of the Week".

yaya said...

I just saw a post the other day that showed a beautiful bird nest that someone found that had the most beautiful colors made from string and yarn. I'd be looking for some nests in the future if I was you!

Mimi said...

Yarn on a pretzel...LOVE it!!

Unknown said...

It does look like a pretzel! And some good blogs for POTW!

s.m. said...

The beauty in the little things.This is art!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful bling!

Christine said...

Amature yarn bomber ~ Profession photos :)

Have you seen these -

Daryl said...

SO .. it seems I dont read very well .. I must learn not to skim. I missed seeing Ray's latest toon get a nod as a POTW. Ray is not here to accept this honor so I am accepting it on his behalf and as the one who must bite her tongue every time he misuses the remote ..

Mage said...

What lovely colorful and clean yarn. Some bird is going to cherish it...just as we cherish you and the posts of the week.

Karen (formerly kcinnova) said...

That tree bling makes me want to go spread some color around here!
And for some reason, I'm growing hungry for a pretzel. ;)

SandyCarlson said...

Totally nifty.

CiCi said...

Someone is using yarn to bring color to the outdoors. Interesting to look at and it must bring joy to the would be artist.