Sunday, March 16, 2008

palm trees, if you please

In honor of Palm Sunday, let me introduce you to my new favorite tree. Perhaps it's because I grew up in a cold climate, but for some reason I was completely delighted and enthralled with the palm trees when we visited the beach a few weekends ago. Palm trees! They're so weird! furry, pointy, sharp, soft, green, brown, stringy, many contradictions in one tree! Ok, these are probably just a momentary, when-I'm-at-the-beach favorite.

But so great! And it turns out there's also a lonely little palm tree in the back yard of my brother's new home in Pensacola...and I must say, he sounded about as excited about it as I would be. Hurray!

Monday, March 10, 2008

**YOUR TREES** [Icy Winter hangin' on...]

Special thanks to my dad for these gorgeous tree photos!
If these icy shots weren't so beautiful, I'd almost feel guilty that there are daffodils popping up all over the place around here. Not an icicle in sight. (I wish we'd had at least ONE ice or snow storm this winter...)
Winter always hangs around longer in Upstate New York. But at least the sun was shining after the ice storm!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Tree font

Considering that I am a graphic designer, I suppose it's appropriate to discuss fonts for a minute. Frequently the word "font" is misused, ("typeface" is usually more accurate) but since we're dealing with trees rather than typography, I suppose we can just call this an "icon font." The one above is appropriately named "Tree assortment." If you'd like to know how your name looks spelled out in little trees, by all means, go here.

Below, an example of the charming font named "Tree."

Makes me wish I was in a treehouse with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.