Thursday, January 10, 2008

New Content is Sprouting at Arboreality

Tree blogging is a genuine love of mine, and I especially enjoy the opportunity to exercise my amateur photography upon such an excellent and ever-evolving subject.

This Christmas my folks contributed once again to Arboreality with the gift of a new lens for my Nikon D80: the AF-S VR Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED lens. Now we shall boldly go where Arboreality has never been able to go before: high, high into the treetops! [For example, the nest in our first image - remember you can click on pictures to enlarge them.]

Suddenly it has all become to clear to me (no pun intended) as to how so many other bloggers can take pictures of birds: they have zoom lenses! No longer must I sneak within a few meters to obtain blurred images of indignant ornithoids: now I can stealthily snap their photograph without their knowledge! Ditto for deer, foxes, and other mobile lifeforms.

In addition to the sharper images at Arboreality, I will also be brining in content from other writers. Arboreality will invite its first guest bloggers this year, and will also be sharing articles from businesses who work in trees, plants, flowers, and gardening supplies. Our first book review of the Curious Gardener’s Almanac in November 2007 is the first of many to come; in fact, there are two books sitting on my desk, staring me down expectantly every morning.

Arboreality is one of three blogs I write in addition to Brainripples and AppleJade. Between these three blogs plus my (paying) work as an independent writer / editor, I find that I have an ever-waning amount of free-blogging time to wander the woods and wax philosophical. My hope is that by bringing new writers and businesses to the table at Arboreality, I will continue to bring you fresh ideas about trees and forests throughout the year - no matter how busy my work schedule becomes.

If you would like to contribute at Arboreality, please contact me via email at jadeblackwater [at] brainripples [dot] com with a brief query for consideration.
Also, for all my regular readers: please be sure to let me know if you ever have trouble loading Arboreality or its images. Thank you!


  1. Seems to load up fine for me. I run Firefox on my MacBook.

  2. What a great gift from your parents, looking forward to more wonderful nature photos to come!


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