Communing with Nature





70 responses to “Communing with Nature”

  1. sj Avatar

    I promise I won’t steal your Treetective idea.

    Maybe. ;)

    1. Gilly Avatar

      OK, so for Treetective, I’m imagining a tree-hugging (literally) detective who hugs trees and sees images/clues of the crime. He/she has to piece the images together–build the crime tree, if you will.

      1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

        Ohh, that’s good. I’m stealing it!

  2. mskatykins Avatar

    This is very cool and I just love all the detailed work that has gone into this! Favourite bit was when you had written that the trees had her surrounded – boom, boom! :) Great fun! :)

      1. mskatykins Avatar

        :) No problem.

  3. idiotprufs Avatar

    I pine for the ability to talk to trees. Sorry.

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      S’okay, I’m very frond of puns :D

  4. Charlotte Avatar

    The trees were such good listeners!

  5. morristownmemos by Ronnie Hammer Avatar

    …a hot July laugh: perfect!

  6. Go Jules Go Avatar

    So awesome as always! And I hear the ability to talk to trees is hereditary. Because, you know, the apple doesn’t fall from the…yeah.

  7. Tin Roof Press Avatar

    I love this blog. What a great idea. And considering the insane detective shows out there this is totally plausible

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      It’d be pretty awesome if someone DID steal it cause I’m too lazy to make it a show.

      1. Tin Roof Press Avatar

        You should make it into a cartoon strip then. With loads of puns. The dectective’s name should be something treeish. Like Chip Thorn or..or… something. (I’m not good at puns.)

  8. Shannon Avatar

    LOL I was expecting her to say, after the pause, “…make like a tree and WHAT??” That would have been me. I never got the puns. Funny stuff, Nicole.

  9. jensine Avatar

    so tree-talker not hugger

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      As far as I know…

      1. jensine Avatar

        :-) my kind of girl

  10. Audrey Avatar

    Bahahaha, awesome!

  11. becomingcliche Avatar

    Stealing it. Totally.

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Oh, okay… you’ll probably do a good job of it!

  12. anyapop Avatar

    Your blog is awesome!

  13. speaker7 Avatar

    Those trees are better than a lot of comics I’ve seen.

  14. Miranda Gargasz Avatar
    Miranda Gargasz

    OMG, we think alike! At each photo I had the same thought and then read it as my mouse hovered over the pic! Perhaps we could have been bosom friends in a past life. OR, we’re both just suffering from overactive imaginations…..Let’s forget I said that, okay? lol

    1. owyanna Avatar

      It wasn’t until this very comment it occured to me the pics might have some hidden content “hovering” above them. Now think of all the other hidden meaning in this world that I never found out about… Oh, the Tragedy!

    2. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      hahahaha! I’m often accused of an overactive imagination :D

  15. Dounia Avatar

    I love this one! Gave me and my husband a very good laugh! :D I always look forward to your blog posts – they’re always so artistic, creative and lots of fun!

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Thanks :) I’m glad you like them!

  16. MJ, Nonstepmom Avatar

    This is one of my favorites of yours but not quite sure why ….. cuz you’re making me feel just a tad guilty about convincing my stepdaughters there really ARE garden fairies…….

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Ha! Do they like Lady Cottington’s Pressed Fairy book? That always makes me laugh

  17. The Simple Life of a Country Man's Wife Avatar

    your posts are always reminding me of my childhood with my sister and the three neighbor girls I grew up with. One day while walking the short trail the separated our houses, Elizabeth saw a nest in the tree. She decided to go check out the eggs, when a bird literally attacked her head. I laughed a great day that day :) Lots of fun times in the woods.

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Oh, poor Elizabeth! I’ve been there, too. My cat and I were chased down the street by a flock of very angry blue jays once!

  18.  Avatar

    Love it. You’ve got alder right stuff, Nicole.

  19. timmer Avatar

    I just noticed your icons are the same medium you use for your comics. I think that’s super crafty and super neat!

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Thanks! They were pretty fun to make :D

  20. 98dayjourney Avatar

    I need a ‘love it’ option for this!

  21. drewpan Avatar

    Be careful of the woods! Those trees are creepy!

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Definitely. Especially if you can’t hear what they’re saying.

  22. Alarna Rose Gray Avatar

    What I wished I could do when going bushwalking with people who never stop talking…not even to take a breath :) Just gorgeous :)

  23. Kathy V. Avatar

    F*cking hilarious!

  24. Angie Z. Avatar

    I love trees and I do think they’re talking to me. Your forest is so beautiful, so Sherwood Forest storybook like! I want to jump inside and live in it!

    1. Nicole Smeltzer Avatar

      Thanks! I miss these woods so, so much. We spent a lot of time playing in them and sometimes I feel sad that I can never go back to them. They were so special.

  25. msperfectpatty Avatar

    Love it! Absolutely hilarious as usual!

  26. shortcutting Avatar

    Hahaha tree-mendous! Talking to trees? Now that’s branching out… I love your posts, one suggestion though, how about instead of Treetective, you call you detective Fir-lock Holmes ;)

  27. Michelle Gillies Avatar
    Michelle Gillies

    I have seen far worse ideas make it to TV. I would watch this one.

  28. pegoleg Avatar

    The reminds me of Biff’s line in Back to The Future – make like a tree and get out of here.

  29. missemmalou Avatar

    Awwww…. I like Charlotte! She must be the treehugger of the family :-)

  30. funnyphuppo Avatar

    It’s nice to know I am not the only one who talks to trees as well as inanimate objects. My husband and friends found that endearing. Now they think I am nuts. :)
    Keep on crafting!
    By the way, I am also a middle sister.

  31. eatzybitzy Avatar

    oh its so funny. Always amazed by ur creativity and imaginations. Your crafts inspired me a lot on my bento making for the past 7 months.

  32. barbaramattio Avatar

    Very cleaver and I love to hug trees. :)

  33. Emily Avatar

    So, at this point, Charlotte would get to sing “I am right, you are wrong, you are the dirtiest thing of all” to Chrissy, right?

  34. bluefringe Avatar


  35. Emily Avatar

    P.S., I’d like to see a T-shirt with a picture of Chrissy doing the “I Am Right, You Are Wrong” song.

  36. Winn Avatar

    Love the details with the forest. Hilarious as always!!

  37. Scarlett79 Avatar

    What an original idea. Great job. I just started doing this blog thing, well actually I’ve been trying to get started for like 3 years +. Good luck to your blog and thanks at the food for thought on a blog. Very creative :)

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