don’t stop the huggin’!

Oh my gosh, guys, the end of the Tree Huggin’ photo contest is only six sleeps away! Get snapping!

New to the flickr contest photo pool are these two shots. Our first photo is from towhee:

Says towhee: “i wrapped myself around this 100 year old oak tree for five months while i worked on the applique + embroidery (details from the green belt are seen on the insets). this piece is dedicated to the work of the green belt movement in kenya and a tribute to its nobel peace prize founder.” It looks like a near-unbelievable effort. I wish I’d been down in Seattle while it was up!

Check out towhee’s shop for beautiful paper-work like this card set, which is packaged and mailed in recycled materials:

bird and bug card set, $11.

Another new photo contest entrant is glowtiaras, who, apparently, is trying to break my heart with homesickness in this shot:

Says Julie: “A photo of myself hugging a tree this past August in Giribaldi Provincial Park, British Columbia (just south of Whistler). Who knew that it would perfectly fit with this contest… over a month later! What an awesome place…?”

Oh, British Columbia! Pardon me while I go listen to some Bryan Adams and dream of rain!

OK, the moment has passed.

These great big old-growth trees are typical of the pacific northwest rainforest. For more information on beautiful Garibalidi Provincial Park, check out their website!

Julie’s etsy shop, glowtiaras, is a pretty far cry from her hiking-boot-wearin’ self portrait:

Large Crystal Lily Hairpin, $40.

Fairly stunning stuff!

Stay tuned during the week for more information on our contest entrants!