A single Ash resides among the hardwoods. Though early in the winter season leaves still cling tenaciously to its snowy branches. It is here that a golden spirit dwells.

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It’s all about capturing a moment in time. About discovering scenes that, when shared, generate interest and appeal.
I am absorbed in the passion for photography and derive great pleasure in being a part of this superb artistic community.

John Butler is a resident of Northern California. A builder, by trade – but spiritually, a naturalist and photographer.

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    NatureGreeting...over 3 years ago

    So beautiful John!!

  • Hi Carolyn: I just love to find little gems, like this one. It is such a treat to be able to share this forest experience with you. John B

    – John Butler

  • GwynArdyth
    GwynArdythover 3 years ago

    a stunning image John!

  • Gwyn, Thank you – a very nice compliment. As I said to Carolyn, I love to share with all of the very talented friends that I have made on Redbubble. John B

    – John Butler

  • -Whisper-
    -Whisper-over 3 years ago

    Lovely little tree, what a great touch!
    Happy New Year!
    Thank you for your awesome work and congratulations!
    On 13 Jan 2011 you have been

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  • Thanks You, Very Much, Whisper. I seem to spend a great deal of time in the heart of the forest so I hope to be contributing more photos. John B

    – John Butler

  • Nora Caswell
    Nora Caswellover 3 years ago

    Congratulations! Your beautiful work has been Featured in our Safe Haven Group! Nice work! :) ~Nora

  • Hi Nora – Thanks, very much for this wonderful Feature. Looking forward to the next challenge. John B

    – John Butler

  • Linda Miller Gesualdo
    Linda Miller G...over 3 years ago
    Perfect Name for this beauty :-)
  • Thank You Linda – It just appeared as I was slogging through the deep snow in the forest. A magical moment. John B

    – John Butler

  • mltrue
    mltrueover 3 years ago


  • Thank You Mltrue – This small photo doesn’t do it justice. I have printed this on 20×30 and the color and texture is incredible. Sure glad tha tI wa in the right spot at the right time. John B

    – John Butler

  • James Gibbs
    James Gibbsover 3 years ago


  • Thanks, James – Lucky to have happened upon this scene. Thanks, again. John B

    – John Butler

  • marjas
    marjasover 3 years ago

    Congratulations with this Beautiful Feature :-)

  • Marja – Thank You, very much. I appreciate your compliments. John B

    – John Butler

  • Nora Caswell
    Nora Caswellover 3 years ago

    Congratulations! You are one of our Featured Artist of the Week in the Safe Haven Group

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    by Nora Caswell

  • Thanks You, Nora. I am beginning to get into the SAFE HAVEN thing. Thanks for your wonderful hosting, as well. John B

    – John Butler

  • rosiephoto
    rosiephotoover 3 years ago


  • Thanks, Rosie – I appreciate your compliment. John B

    – John Butler

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