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Sunday, December 6, 2009

Where The Green Thumb Lives

Early Sunday morning. I was reading new posts, not fully awake. Didn't drink my coffee and didn't get a Buzz yet. Suddenly, I saw a sign "Green Thumb Sunday" on Shady Gardener's blog Does Everything Grow Better in My Neighbor's Yard?
Buzz!!! Hey, I was procrastinating with my post about a big green thumb which I recently saw on Black Friday. This is my chance to finish and post it! Green Thumb Sunday hosted by As the Garden Grows, is for showing what grows in your garden right now. It's not exactly what my post is about. My post is about where The Big Green Thumb, The Thumb of the Thumbs, The Mothership of All Green Thumbs lives.
Want to see him? Prepare yourself. He is very big and he is very green!
If you are brave enough, follow me. If you are not brave, but curious, follow me too!
I love people. I love them even during black fridays. I love them so much I want to give them extra space to shop. That is why we went to the Gardens of Nature. They are everywhere, these gardens. Our garden is on the way to Stevens Pass, along the Skykomish river in Washington state.
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In the Garden of Nature, diamonds and pearls are dangling on the branches:

Water color is turquoise:


Trees trunks' color is verde:


Eternity is the word coming to mind when I look at these giants:


Their tops are touching the sky:



Green, brown and other earthy colors, which are always in style, are predominant this time of the year.


The place is a paradise for a moss lover like me :





The size of leaves is impressive:


We are tiny creatures among the ancient trees:


This is where The Green Thumb lives.
Here it is! Do you like it?

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Copyright 2009 TatyanaS



55 comments:

  1. Good morning Tatyana, I hope you are not as frostbitten as we. Our expected lows tonight and tomorrow are 15 degrees.

    Beautiful scenery photos and I enjoyed the walk!

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  2. Such an enchanting and magical forest! I have always loved mossy trees!

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  3. Tatyana I so enjoyed that walk especially after my early walk this morning all in white! Seeing all this green is uplifting. What a beautiful place to visit. I love your snowberry pearls and raindrop diamonds. The moss and the last great green thumb ... all fabulous and I want to reach in and touch the gentle softness. Thank You! Carol

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  4. As I kept scrolling through your pictures, each "Wow!" got a little louder and more emphatic. What are those huge leaves, any idea? And your mossy thumb really is the mothership, if motherships can be made out of green velvet. Beautiful.

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  5. You found it!! Wonderful, now we know what a green thumb looks live, I've always wondered. The snowberries are beautiful, and the giants are so powerful. I am also a lover of moss, it's so lovely.

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  6. Fell in love with the moss covered trunks!!!!!

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  7. I love the diamonds and pearls and moss that you found. I always want to reach down, or up, and pet moss when I see it.
    What kind of tree is that gigantic leaf from, next to your shoe in the photo?

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  8. You knew I'd love this post didn't ya? I'm such a big old mossy tree lover. Don't read that wrong - I didn't mean I'm big old and mossy - just love big old mossy trees.

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  9. Wow a temperate rain forest. The big green thumb is breathtaking. Yan

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  10. Hi Tatyana -What a good thing to do on Black Friday - very beautiful. Gloria

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  11. LOL.That is one big green thumb. What a wonderful spot Tatyana. I love the mosses too as you might have noticed. And wow, what giant oak leaves or maybe you have very, very tiny feet ;-)
    Green moss surrounded by a carpet of brown what could be any prettier. Some of the trees do look ancient.

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  12. Great post! People forget Friday after Thanksgiving is actually "Buy Nothing Day". I stayed at home myself, better for my sanity.

    Love the tree. Those leaves are incredible. One day I'll take that big trip north...

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  13. Your photos remind me of a fantasy film of an enchanted wood. Those huge leaves are incredible, and the moss so unbelievably lush!

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  14. Just marvelous, Tatyana! That moss is so yummy, it makes me want to give it a pet and maybe a tiny squeeze. The trees are magnificent, regal and majestic. What a wonderful spot. :-)

    Frances

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  15. I am so glad you like Mr.Green Thumb and his place! Thank you for your comments! I also wanted to touch that moss (and I did!) Now, let's try to identify those huge leaves. So far, there are to guesses: oak or big leaf maple. What do you think?

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  16. Oh wow! What incredible photos....I love the turquoise water, the tall trees & the "Green Thumb". Great post, Tatyana!

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  17. Wow, what one big green thumb. I would love to see it in person, but seeing as I can't, your photos are amazing. Thanks for stopping by and letting me know about the biggest green thumb ever.

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  18. Oh this looks like one of my all time favorite places in the winter, Money Creek. I love it there for all the same reasons you mention here. It brings such a sense of peace and perspective over me when I encounter eternity. It reminds me that it all passes eventually so there's no need to get so worked up most of the time. LOL Thanks for this delightfully colorful post.

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  19. Infinitely better than the mall! The Pacific Northwest is such a green and beautiful place, it's a delight to see your pictures. Is the tree with the giant leaves a Big Leaf Maple?

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  20. I agree with Town Mouse...I stayed home too....but looks like you found a much better way to spend Black Friday. Beautiful photos!

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  21. How I wish I was there. The place is so beautiful. Your pictures make everything come alive.

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  22. You've done it again!
    Another photographic treat Tatyana.

    Are those trees Redwoods?

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  23. The first picture having lots of diamond and jewels is so cute. I agree with Frances that the moss is yummy. Wonderful forest.

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  24. Your photos are incredible!! The fourth one with the tiny picnic table is a great contrast in size. Love the mossy green, prehistoric nature of your forest. Lovley. As for what kind of leaf that might be.... a lot of research would have to be done on my part as it is sooooooo different from what we have on the east coast.

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  25. I just remembered when we went to the peninsula that my Dad said the huge maples are Vine or as he calls them Viny Maples. Not sure if that's what you have pictured here.

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  26. Great trees! But my favorite picture is the curious dog straining at the leash - I just know that expression so well :)

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  27. Tatyana, You have presented a poetically colorful post - from beginning to end. Your photos show us the magnificance of the forest. Thank you for taking us with you today. :-) I would venture to guess Oak leaves only because of their similarity to what we have here. Maple leaves (here) are one solid leaf with no splices. Thank you for the "shout out" and thank you for drawing my attention to your post. :-)

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  28. hay hay,

    Love it all and love the Green Thumb, your blog is VERY interesting, Washington State sounds soooooooooooo neat, I especially love rocks, and I just about have to BUY them in my part of the world. I have friends that I worry the tar out of to bring them back on any road trips they make. THEY are always on my Christmas wish list too.
    AS for moss, a bit here and there, and of course our Spanish Moss in some areas.

    seeya,
    LM
    the best is yet to come!!!

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  29. Tatyana,

    Looks like we can confirm it as the Big Leaf Maple. Have a look at this link:

    http://tree-species.blogspot.com/2008/10/big-leaf-maple-acer-macrophyllum.html

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  30. So, so beautiful, Tatyana! I think you picked the right place to "shop"--the gardens of nature never disappoint. And it was so thoughtful of you to give all those Black Friday shoppers a little more space:) I'll take the dangling pearls and diamonds on the branches any day!

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  31. Super Fantastic post!! Simply gorgeous and awe-inspiring.

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  32. Your creativity is contageous! The composition of the photos, the wonderful, amusing descriptions and equating green thumb to something which looks like one! I laughed out loud really on that. Serendipitous as well. hahaha!

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  33. Thank you so much for that invigorating walk in the woods - I needed it. It perked me right up!

    I loved all your photos but that moss is wonderful - I wish I could just wander into your photo and 'borrow' some for my Japanese garden :)

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  34. what a cool web site for trees!! I thank Helen by way of the comment list.

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  35. What a beautiful post and fantastic photographs!! Thanks for showing us The Green Thumb...the many shades of green, the pearls and the diamonds...LOVED them all!!!

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  36. Congratulations to all of us! Now, we know that those huge beautiful leaves belong to a Big Leaf Maple.
    Also, your comments show that most of us love jewelry, ha-ha! I'm wondering what would you prefer to get as a gift - a new plant or a pair of earings?
    Rob, those trees that you asked about are Western Red Cedars. The western red cedar is not actually a cedar (Cedrus), but belongs in the Cupressaceae family, along with cypresses. It is also known as Pacific red cedar, British Columbia cedar, canoe cedar, giant cedar, or just red cedar.

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  37. Your photos make me smile and smile, Tatyana. That's one serious huge green thumb, for sure. Trees are very good at reminding us where our place is in the world. ; we're pretty puny compared to them.

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  38. Absolutely beautiful pictures Tatyana. They make me feel like I was totally in the woods with you. The Green Thumb is great, but I really like the close up white berries with the dew on them, it is so clear. Thanks for sharing your hike with us! Kathy

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  39. I Like it! What a nice 'shopping' trip of the Mother Green Thumb, and I happen to be a fan of moss myself!

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  40. I like those white berries and the patch of moss on the dry wood by the river.
    Like there is a hope kind of feeling.

    Hope you have a Wonderful Christmas & a Blessed New Year!

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  41. Love them all, Tatyana. The first one is marvellous. Lovely! The big trees remind me of all those great redwoods where I once lived - Arcata, CA.

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  42. So much moss, it certainly gives the trees character. What a beautiful place.

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  43. Hi Tatyana;

    I really enjoyed these pictures with the big trees. Took me right back to three years ago sitting in a forest on Bainbridge Island, WA. looking at some trillium and thinking that I hoped the place would never, ever change.

    George Africa
    The Vermont Gardener

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  44. I must say, Tatanya, seeing that turquoise water reminded me of a nasty skinny dipping adventure. It deals with British Columbia and a glacial lake. Don't dive into those!

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  45. Tatyana, You are a marvelous shopping guide~~I'll take a set of white pearls, please and something in that lovely turquoise. gail

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  46. Gosh you really do live in a beautiful part of the country and your pictures and writing make it that much more magical.

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  47. This has to be one of my favorite posts of all time (at least since I joined blotanical in November) - the mossy trees are like ancient spirits and the green thumb is reaching out to kindred gardening souls. I could get lost in a forest like that forever! Thanks for sharing this with us.

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  48. Tatyana does it again! Magnificent photographs linked with an original and simple narrative. Love it! Jack

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  49. Wow! I can't believe I missed this post!

    My first thought was a maple leaf of some sort. Also, what kind of moss is that? It almost looks like a resurrection fern. It is beautiful!

    I want to go there!

    I am impressed by your dog, Tatyanna. German Shepherds are so impressive, anyway, but he is really a beautiful dog.

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  50. Beautiful pictures, lovely moss, and HUGE TREES! Gotta love this... I love people too, but not so much on black fridays, your a better person than I!

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  51. Amazing...nature.
    Big trees always fascinate me.
    Just nature...viewed by your eye and a camera have created the most beautiful pictures.
    Nice job !

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  52. What a beautiful forest. The moss on the branches are so thick and vibrant green. Great shots.

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  53. Very impressive trees. I always feel I am in the company of greatness when seeing trees like this.

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  54. Wow, look at that big green thumb, and all the beauty in the forest!

    I forgot your dog's name. He/she looks so small compared to the trees, and even the ferns.

    Thanks for showing a part of the world some of us may never see in person.

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  55. Oooh, well, this IS amazing.. Huge, green, fluffy - incredible!

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