Tuesday, September 8

Arboreally Loving This Tree . . .

Julie Prichard over at The Land of Lost Luggage and JeriAnn of Commuter's Journal are hosting their second virtual photo excursion. This year, their theme is "Getting Arboreal: A Nature Collection. The idea is that participants will photograph a single tree during the weeks of August 23, November 8, and April 4.

Okay, I'm a little late.

But, this is my tree. I'm afraid I don't know what kind of tree it is, but I will find out.

It sits in Valley Forge National Park where thousands of people walk past it every year. (See the walking trail to the left of the tree?) You can view these images even larger if you click on them.

I doubt that it was around in 1777 when Washington's troops were camped on this land. Most likely it would have been cut down and used to build a cabin or burned as fuel.This is not the first time I've taken a photo of this tree, and clearly, it won't be the last!

21 comments:

  1. What a terrific tree! I can see why you'd keep taking shots of it. I'd be there for every season. *lol*

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  2. hi.....glad you stopped into my blog.....i think my big ole tree is related to Yours....LOVE how it stands alone, and aw!! you captured the LIGHT!!! let it shine.

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  3. that is a handsome tree.. aret they wonderful creations?Can yiu imagine a world without trees
    I read yiur other blog.. didnt see a place for comments, so maybe you didnt want anty.. but you have my empathy concerning "C".. My son gave me the same trials.. its hard to be a Mother, Mentor.. hard to know ehne to let go.. I am a good ear if yu ever feel the need
    judi in south louisiana
    julep1940@yhoo.com

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  4. Wonderful tree. It will be interesting to see it again.

    And thanks for looking at my maple.

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  5. WOW Leslie! Your tree is a knock out...EXCELLENT photos!! I can't wait to see it again! xo

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  6. WOW Leslie! Your tree is a knock out!! BEAUTIFUL photos too!! I can't wait to see it again! xo

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  7. This is a gorgeous tree, and these are wonderful photo's!!

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  8. I heart your tree Leslie, both photos.
    Your tree hugging friend,
    xox
    Constance

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  9. oooo...what a great tree.... looks perfect for a good book & picnic lunch!

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  10. When I saw it, I remember the other photo you took. That is how much I loved it the first time you introduced it on your blog.
    It's so much fun to see how everything changes depending on the light, the season, even our own different perpective of the subject.

    Love you choice!

    xox

    Isabel

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  11. I think your tree is absolutly beautiful! Will you have snow in November?

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  12. God made this tree oh so beautiful... and God made photographers like you to capture the beauty!

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  13. oh this tree... sigh... i'm giving it a cyber hug...

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  14. What a presence this beautiful tree has!!...and you portray it so well.

    x..x

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  15. I love the tree you picked... and your photograph is amazing... timeless and soft... I wish I were there... Roxanne

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  16. ahhh i have probably marched past this tree; we went to Valley Forge and re-enacted groups of soldiers in seventh grade!!

    Thanks for the memory.

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  17. Just a reminder that the Getting Arboreal: A Nature Collection is up for an update next week. Try to make a post with both your original tree photo and your new tree photo and leave me a comment so I can update the links. Hope to see you then!

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