Tuesday, February 5

day 36






Way back when my kids were just a twinkle in my eye, they were building a new elementary school in my area. I knew this would be the school that one day my kids would attend. I gave money to plant a tree at the school in my Mom's memory. I had this idea that my kids could wait for me under Nana Chris' tree. 11 years later that tree has grown and I try and park by it when I can. Yes, I'm one of those weird Moms who gets to the school 45 min before the bell rings so that I'll be at the front of the line. But Lauren loves that. It's one of her love languages. I've wanted to photograph the tree for a while now. All the leaves are gone so it's not very pretty, but I figure I'll take more throughout the year. First is the picture of the tree from where I park. I couldn't help but try a little texture. I love how the sun in shinning on this picture. I actually saw in my viewfinder that it was overblown, so I adjusted my settings for another shot. However I picked this one to share, becuase I like to think that she's shinning down watching over them. Then I found a birds nest. HOpe you enjoy!

25 comments:

Jessica said...

This is so darn cool! What a fantastic memory and just so awesome to see the tree grow.

Margaret said...

What a lovely story! I love that last shot especially. It will be fun for you to take photos of the tree throughout the year.

cari said...

Love your story here and I LOVE the last photo!!!
Cari

Toni said...

Wow, nice storY!! Love last shot! Oh, I guess ditto from everyone else too! tfs... Like your songs too!

Sarah Phipps said...

great story.. thats amazing that you had that opportunity. cant wait to see pictures with all its leaves back.

Michelle said...

what a lovely story. i love the sentiment behind the tree. the last shot is also my favorite.

Chell said...

what an awesome memory. fun shots to go with the story, I can't wait to see the pictures you get when spring comes...

--sme said...

What a wonderful story! (I bet Mom makes the tree quite beautiful this spring now that you'll be taking pics of it! :)

Ginnie said...

Really like that second and last shot. So cool!

Gypsy Girl said...

Nice shots and love the history behind the tree.

Mom2Drew said...

I like that texture with the trees on that last shot. Your DOF in the first one is great, something a bit different and unexpected.

HLIP said...

What a great association!

The nest is very neat - I zoomed in to get a better look at it.

laurie

Stacey said...

I love that you were able to have that tree there! Very sweet! I really like the photos, can't wait to see it this spring too!

Amy said...

That is so neat, I loved reading your journaling. That last photo is so cool!

periwinkle eye images said...

Oh yes, I did indeed "enjoy"! What a wonderful legacy, in time for your children to "use" that tree every day of their growing-up years. I like all your pics equally here. ML

Angela2932 said...

Your journaling about this is beautiful! And this tree is sure to many more beautiful shots throughout the years!

Val said...

The second to last one of the branches is so cool!

Sharon said...

I really like the last one and the pp on it.

pakosta said...

that 2nd one is just magical! great storY!
tara

Mandy said...

I think that these photos are SO awesome. I love all of your PPing...it gives it kind of a spooky look.

emilyc said...

That last shot is really great. Love the texture/borders/PP in general. And such a great story and memory for your children as well.

Becky said...

What a beautiful story. Sniff.

Scrapper88 said...

Great shots, and great story! Such a wonderful memory for you!

Liz said...

Very cool! Love the story behind these shots.
I really like the shot with the flare.

Deb said...

Wow! What forethought!! You are passing an amazing legacy to your children.

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