I have so many trees to call upon for this month’s Squares Challenge, that it was almost impossible to decide which one to start with. However this one kept catching my eye in the folder. I think because I wanted to get across early on that it doesn’t matter if the whole tree isn’t in the shot!

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow.
The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.

Abraham Lincoln

I can’t wait to see what your first #TreeSquare will be. To join us create your square post and include a pingback to any of my daily square posts in July. Don’t forget to also use the theme’s tag – TreeSquare. Tags can help everyone find you in the reader and they also help me enormously when preparing the galleries. So if you can please do use them.

You can learn more about how to participate by clicking on the logo below. Or if you already know what to do but have not yet planned your month of squares here are a few ideas to get you started.

  • Trees can be centre square or hidden in the background
  • You could focus on one tree and share a different part of the same tree or its shadow each day
  • Alternatively start with one tree and then increase the number of trees in your squares day by day until your final square with thirty one trees
  • Or if you have lots of tree photographs why not attempt to square a different species every day
  • It is totally up to you how you include trees in your July squares. In fact you can even ignore Lincoln’s quote and share fake trees!

If a daily tree square sounds daunting, it is also okay to join weekly or even just pop in occasionally with your trees. The frequency and content of your squares entirely depends on you and your blog, and feel free to link up with other challenges.

For example today your tree could also be shared in black and white, and that way you can link up with my lovely friend, Cee, and her ‘Black and White Photo Challenge‘. As amazingly (we really didn’t plan this!) from today until next Wednesday Cee is also looking for trees or parts of a tree such as their leaves, branches, stump, or even bark.

Whilst Cee’s black and white trees can be in any shape, remember mine must be Squares. It is an absolute rule of the Squares challenge that your photograph is square in shape. It is the only rule, although I must admit I’d love it if you left a comment too, conversations make the challenge so much fun.

Ooh one final thing! Pingbacks do need to be approved, and as July is a very busy month for me work wise there could be a delay before your link appears in the comments. I will visit every pingback/link and leave a comment, so if I have not commented on your #TreeSquare within 48 hours of you posting check your spam folder. If I am not there let me know as it means the WP gremlins may have hidden your link from me.

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