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Friday, November 6, 2009

Post # 2 of A Tree for All Seasons: Arboreal Unreal

Julie Prichard over at Land of Lost Luggage and JeriAnn have been hosting a great collaborative project on the life of a tree over the course of the seasons, titled Arboreal which you can learn more about here. We select a tree and photograph it three times- over the course of several seasons. Julie is interested to see both the changes to the selected trees and the environment that the trees live in. The first photographs of the tree I selected ( seen below) were taken during the week of August 23, 2009. It's one of my favorite trees in my neighborhood that I call Grandma Willow.
And, below are pictures of Grandma Willow now. It's the autumn of her birthday cycle and she loves this time of year. She glistens in the sun with her bright yellow leaves showing off her sunny disposition. Grandma Willow has so many stories to share but sits quietly, in all her spender, just waiting for you to ask- then look and listen to what she has to say!
She shines above all the other trees, making sure that she takes command of the neighborhood, watching out for and blessing all that pass her by.
Even as the other trees lose their leaves, Grandma Willow holds her own - in all her glory waiting for the silence of winter to materialize.
And now, we will wait for one last season to visit, watch, and observe our special trees!

10 comments:

alteredbits said...

i lovelovelove your tree photos!! i wish i would have gotten with it and started this when i had planned to. originally my tree of choice was about an hours drive from here, but then i picked a close one and never started. dang it. but i LOVE your post and i'm so glad you're doing this!!

Marilyn Rock said...

Trees do have their own "personalities" don't they Jill? Beautiful photos and Grandma Willow is amazing! I really enjoyed this post. Marilyn

Seth said...

Beautiful shots!! I love the fact that she still has all her leaves, while her neighbors are now leave-less. You know Grandma Willow is the matriarch of the family!

Julie said...

Oh...beautiful! She's turned a nice golden yellow....or is it the lighting? What a beautiful tree! Thank you for playing along on the collaboration, Jill!

jgr said...

Excellent pictures and what a personality your tree has!!

Leslie said...

I love that you have named your tree. She certainly does have her own personality! Beautiful.

Club Amaro said...

I love the thought of holding onto the leaves...the 2 oaks in my front yard do the same thing. Beautiful pics!!

di from di-did-it said...

I love the contrast of the golden leaves against the dark bark. It looks like the sidewalk was formed around Grandma W ... go glad we didn't lose this beauty for the sake of a concrete path.

Regina Dwarkasing said...

The pictures of your Grandma Willow are lovely, thanks for sharing with us!

Janet said...

Grandma Willow is beautiful wearing her summer green or her autumn yellow.