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See It With Your Eyes by Jean Gregory  Evans

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Before my camera went everywhere with me, before my heart was thrilled by the still images of what I see, before I could really, really see, this tree was just another tree. It was not a friend to visit from time to time. Even though I admired it, I didn’t stop by to sit and watch the sun set in the company of this old tree. Oh, but when my camera joined me, this tree, this tree! This silhouetted tree!

Sadly, during a recent wind storm, this Princess Tree fell down and is gone. I miss this tree.


The title words come from the lyrics of The Moody Blues song, Twilight Time (1967 album Days of Future Passed).

When the sun goes down,
And the clouds all frown,
Night has begun for the sunset.

See it with your eyes;
Earth re-energized


The Princess Tree, a non-native plant, is an invasive species in these mountains of North Carolina, USA. It grows quickly and has a short life span (for a tree).

Read more about the Princess Tree

© Jean Gregory Evans
SONY DSC-H5 1/40s 6mm f/2.8 ISO-160

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A lover of art and nature, Jean adores animals, whimsy, smiles, and chocolate chip cookies, not necessarily in that order.

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  • Jean Gregory  Evans
    Jean Gregory ...about 3 years ago

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  • YouBet
    YouBetabout 3 years ago

    This is so very beautiful. It’s in my cart for someday maybe…

  • Well, how’d I miss this lovely comment! Thank you!

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • tscp
    tscpalmost 3 years ago

    LOVE the pastel sky, gorgeous capture!!

  • Thank you for the LOVE! Your compliment is most appreciated. I will savor it!

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • Lee Nelson
    Lee Nelsonalmost 3 years ago

    I love this image its beautiful !

  • Thank you so much, Lee! I’m glad you like it. It was my favorite tree to photograph until it fell down. Now it is gone and I miss it.

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • Lee Nelson
    Lee Nelsonalmost 3 years ago

    You’re very welcome, its a shame because I love tree’s. I don’t know what it is but they really interest me, I think we can kinda learn a lot from them.

  • I am sure you are right but I can’t exactly say how either. I think it is something tangible but I only have the feeling about it. But it is a very good feeling.

    – Jean Gregory Evans

  • vigor
    vigorover 2 years ago

    This reminds me so much of the view I had from my last place of residence. Lovely!

  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccariover 1 year ago

    Very beautiful work Jean. Stunning and a fave. :)

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