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Friday, 20 May 2016

Family Tree

Coming out of the municipal building this week, I was taken with the beauty of this tree against the spring sky. Still without leaves this year, the tree is inspiring as it is, a raw, stark, silhouette against the blue sky, so perfect I had to take a picture. Its intricacies are mesmerizing!

 

As I see it, this is a family tree, the branches representing parents, siblings, grandparents and all those who have gone before. It is a physical representation of how rooted I feel, nourished by the warmth of friends and family, past and present. These people, plus life experiences on two islands, have brought me to this point in my life. Like with the tree, there have been droughts, lighning strikes, tough times. But, also like the tree, I stand ready for what is to come.

I am lucky not to live or work near this tree. I would spend far too much time gazing at it.

16 comments:

  1. It is am impressive tree, I agree. I hope to see it with leaves a bit later on. :-)

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    1. I plan to take photos through the seasons.

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  2. Trees, I love them. A beautiful photo and I miss the Blue Sky.

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  3. Standing tall through the years

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  4. I think that I shall never see a poem as lovely as a tree!

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    1. So true, Aunt Marie. Words pale in comparison!

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  5. A beautiful photo of the tree. I think,sometimes people forget the simple beauty of a bare tree.
    I look forward to seeing the tree with leaves!

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    1. Me too, Tomoko. She is a majestic one for sure.

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  6. Trees in winter have such a wonderful silhouette. I've tried to draw them, but the tangle of branches and twigs is so intricate and delicate. Very difficult to do the tree justice with my pen.

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    1. I can understand how difficult it must be to draw such a tree. This one is inspiring to me however.

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  7. I love tree silhouettes, but never thought of the family tree analogy. Creative thinking!

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  8. My mind always goes to the deeper meaning. Maybe it's creative, I've never thought of it that way though.

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