Save the World Plant a Tree

Leave a Lasting Impact

Each year hundreds of trees are cut to clear power lines, install fuel lines, or to build roads, homes, and shopping malls. In addition, stronger storms around the world can devastate trees and forests. One of the most positive and lasting impacts we can make on earth is to plant a tree! Trees are vital to our existence as well as provide food and shelter for wildlife. It’s never too early to think about planting your next tree.

Consider Species

There are several things to consider when planting trees. Now is the time to start thinking about them. Consider your landscape. Trees which bear fruit are generally small and will attract wildlife. If you plant a fruiting tree close to your home expect to have plenty of frequent visitors. Some trees grow large providing shelter to animals from wind and rain. A large tree near your home helps to cool it in the summer. Consider the roots on a large tree before planting near your home. Roots can shoot out as far or farther than the canopy of a tree. Roots may grow into sewer lines and over time crack blacktop and concrete. Be sure to give your large tree plenty of room to grow. So think carefully about which type of tree you might like to plant this spring.

Earth Day

The best time to plant trees is in the spring after the ground thaws. Many communities have festivities centered around Earth Day and Arbor Day. Check your local area, some organizations hold tree give-aways encouraging people to plant native species.

Every year in Binghamton New York the Broome County Soil & Water Department holds a sale of mostly native plants and trees for a low cost. The Spring Tree Order Form and Descriptions are available online now! Trees are sold in groups of 10 for as little as $18.00. Make a commitment to plant ten trees, or at least plant one and give the rest away. Everyone enjoys receiving a lasting gift. What better gift to give than a gift of life, which grows stronger over time and benefits us all!

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Walk softly, let nature be your guide…

Christina Rollo
Fine Art Photographer
Binghamton, New York
www.rollosphotos.com

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Black and White Tree Art Series

Black and White Tree Art Series

I’m pleased to announce a new series of black and white tree art I recently published. Here are three pieces from the set. Each piece was designed with high contrast for a sophisticated decor. They are also available as throw pillows and phone cases. Collect one or all three pieces from this set then mix and match accessories! These pieces are sure to attract attention in any room of your home or business. Enjoy more from my series of Artistic Tree Art in my interior designs gallery. Shop with confidence! Every purchase includes a money-back guarantee. If you’re not happy with a purchase you make for any reason, you can return it within 30 days of the order date.

Walk softly, let nature be your guide…

Christina Rollo
Fine Art Photographer
www.rollosphotos.com

Tips for Winter Bird Photography

Attract Wildlife

Photographing birds in the winter time can be easy and fun. Here are some helpful tips for winter bird photography. First, bring the birds to you. Each year I decorate our front porch with pine garland, berries, pine cones, and perches for the birds. I hang a window feeder, fill it with black oil sunflower, and wait for the birds to come.

Red Cardinal Art Prints for Sale‘Red Cardinal’ Art Prints for Sale

Be Patient

To photograph birds through a window you need to put your lens as close and flat as possible to the glass, in order to avoid reflection. Notice which direction the light is coming from and try to use it to your advantage. Be patient, the birds can see your movements. They may get startled and fly away at first.

Summit Black-Capped Chickadee Art Prints for Sale‘Summit’ Black-Capped Chickadee Art Prints for Sale

Get Creative

Over time they’ll get used to your presence and pose for you. Get creative with decorations and perches. You can sprinkle some bird seed inside bird houses or decorative containers, enticing the birds to land where you want to photograph them.

Snow White Tufted Titmouse Art Prints for Sale‘Snow White Tufted Titmouse’ Art Prints for Sale

Use Caution

Be aware that anytime you feed the birds you may also be attracting unwanted guests such as raccoons, squirrels, chipmunks, and mice.

Wild Expedition Art Prints for Sale‘Wild Expedition’ Art Prints for Sale

There are lots of ways to make photography work for you in winter without shivering to the bone. Enjoy nature, be creative, and have fun!

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Christina Rollo
Fine Art Photographer
Binghamton, New York
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Beautiful Bridges Of Binghamton New York

The Bridge Walk

I never know what I’ll photograph when I wake up in the morning, I follow my heart and whatever mood strikes me. On one of the last hot days in fall, I decided to photograph some of the numerous bridges in my hometown of Binghamton New York.

I began at the location of the old Rock Bottom bridge which isn’t there anymore, and enjoyed a nice long walk from the south side of Binghamton all the way to downtown.

The city of Binghamton is located where two rivers meet in the middle of a long narrow valley. The north branch of the Susquehanna river runs through downtown. From downtown the Chenango river feeds into the Susquehanna river, and eleven bridges cross the rivers within our city.

Here’s a beautiful view of the Exchange St. Bridge and Rock Bottom dam with colorful fall foliage along the Susquehanna river.

Exchange St Bridge Rock Bottom Dam Binghamton NY
‘Exchange St. Bridge Rock Bottom Dam Binghamton NY’

This is the State St. Bridge which crosses over the Susquehanna river and enters the city from the south side of town.

Bridge To The City Binghamton New York
‘Bridge To The City Binghamton New York’

Here’s a scenic view of the South Washington St. Bridge with fall foliage along the Susquehanna river in downtown Binghamton, New York.

Binghamton NY South Washington St Bridge
‘Binghamton NY South Washington St Bridge’

The South Washington Street Bridge is a historic lenticular truss bridge. Constructed in 1866, this bridge connects the Binghamton’s south side to downtown. The bridge was closed to vehicle traffic in 1969, but remains open to pedestrians.

Historic South Washington St Bridge Binghamton NY
‘Historic South Washington St. Bridge Binghamton NY’

Colorful autumn reflection on the Susquehanna river near the Memorial St. Bridge which connects downtown to the west side of Binghamton.

Memorial St Bridge Binghamton NY
‘Memorial St. Bridge Binghamton NY’

Confluence Park is located in downtown Binghamton New York at the South Washington St. Bridge, where the Susquehanna and Chenango rivers meet. This scenic walkway will lead you through the city, east along the Chenango River.

Confluence Park Binghamton NY River Trail
‘Confluence Park Binghamton NY River Trail’

Finally, a scenic view of fall colors on the hillside at Prospect Mountain with the Court St. Bridge and Chenango river from downtown Binghamton New York.

Clinton St Bridge Prospect Mountain Binghamton NY
‘Clinton St. Bridge Prospect Mountain Binghamton NY’

I hope you enjoyed your walk with me through my hometown!

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Christina Rollo
Fine Art Photographer
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Pine Chickadee Photo Art by Christina Rollo

Photo Art by Christina Rollo Pine Chickadee

Pine Chickadee is a cute black capped chickadee perched on a pine branch. This image is very popular as a christmas card. Canvas prints make great gifts for nature lovers and bird watchers. Come and enjoy my entire collection of fine art photography at www.rollosphotos.com.

Photo Art by Christina Rollo Pine Chickadee
Pine Chickadee Photo Art for Sale

Shop with confidence! Every purchase includes a money-back guarantee. If you’re not happy with a purchase you make for any reason, you can return it within 30 days of the order date.

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Christina Rollo
Fine Art Photographer
Binghamton, New York
www.rollosphotos.com

Escaping the Blues

Escaping the Blues Weeping Tree Artwork by Christina Rollo

Escaping the Blues Weeping Tree Artwork by Christina Rollo – Why is it called ‘Escaping the Blues’? Because when the original photo was taken at a park in Michigan, it was during one of my walks under a bland grey sky in early spring. Even though the weather was gloomy I took my camera because I wanted to focus my attention on the beauty not the gloom. Art reflects life, sometimes we need to do this to escape our blues. Regardless of the weather or season I think trees are one of the most artistic things in nature to appreciate.

Escaping the Blues Weeping Tree Art Prints for Sale
‘Escaping the Blues Weeping Tree Art’

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Christina Rollo
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Sepia Series of Nature Art

Black and White Nature Sepia Series of Art

I recently finished a new sepia series of nature art. Here are three pieces from the collection of six. Enjoy the entire series of Sepia Nature Art from my interior designs gallery.

Sepia Flowers Art Prints for Sale
‘Sepia Flowers’ Art Prints for Sale
Sepia Plant Spiral Art Prints for Sale
‘Sepia Plant Spiral’ Art Prints for Sale
Sepia Dandelions Art Prints for Sale
‘Sepia Dandelions’ Art Prints for Sale

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Christina Rollo
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