- original music and arrangements -

Tree Time

"There is always music amongst the trees but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it."
- Minnie Aumonier

"Listen to the trees as they sway in the wind. Their leaves are telling secrets. Their bark sings songs of olden days as it grows around the trunks. And their roots give names to all things."
- Vera Nazarian

Ancient Tree
Anchor Diamond Park
Burnt Hills, NY
Photo: Rich Coffey
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Tree Time
Well the British of course have their tea time. The afternoon tea and accompanying pastries (finger sandwiches, dainty scones, etc.) are an essential ingredient of high class Brits :-)

Although some of us may not have the habit of 'afternoon tea' like the Brits, there's always something special about "Tree Time" - moments of quiet contemplation with Mother Nature. Trees are amazing... old or new, tall or wide, leafy or needles... there's a unique beauty to each one as the photos demonstrate.

Both the Native American flute and the trombone share the spotlight on this tune. The accompaniment is primarily acoustic guitar, acoustic bass and frame drums but there's a bit of Rhodes electric piano added as well.

All the tree photos in the Slide Show were taken on my various mountain biking and hiking adventures in the Northeast:

  • Anchor Diamond Park - Burnt Hills, NY
  • Pine Mountain - Ridgefield, CT
  • Collis P. Huntington State Park - Reading/Bethel, CT
  • Pequonnock River Valley State Park - Trumbull, CT
  • Mianus River Park - Stamford/Greenwich, CT
  • Sleepy Hollow Park - Springdale, CT
  • Carolin's Grove - Pound Ridge, NY
  • Alplaus Creek - Charlton, NY
Vera Nazarian
Vera Nazarian
Vera Nazarian

Vera Nazarian (born 1966) is an Armenian-Russian American writer of fantasy, science fiction and other "wonder fiction". She is a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) and the author of ten novels. Vera Nazarian