|Standing, for now|
I was pulling into the parking lot at our son's school as I had done countless times before. This place has been our home away from home for more years than I dare admit - my wife teaches there, and our older kids studied there, too - so the entire campus is pretty much committed to muscle memory.
And something on this morning seemed off.
At first I couldn't quite figure it out. But then it hit me: The sky was a lot more open than I remembered it. The stand of old growth, delightfully tall trees at the edge of the parking lot had been partially cut down, leaving a gaping void where lush greenery once stood.
I immediately thought back to the photo above. I had taken it as part of a series this past March. The kids were attending an after-school program, and I was waiting in the parking lot with little to do beyond fiddle with my camera and stare. So I took a walk in the snow and shot the moment.
Little did I know that this would be the last picture I'd ever take of this particular tree.
And so we have this week's theme. Because they can disappear in a blink.
Your turn: Shoot a tree, or branches, or, as you can see here, both. Post the result - or results - to your blog or website, then leave a comment here letting folks know where to find it. Visit other participants through the week to share the photographic joy, and feel free to invite a friend along for the ride. For more info on how Thematic works, click here. Thanks again for making this such a highlight. Enjoy...
Hey Carmi, I am back... hope all is well w/you! found this one for this week's theme
That terrible feeling of seeing the empty spot that used to be made grand by a tree. Let's hope they plant another in its place...
Here is my post:
Great! I love that big solid bark-y trunk shot
I'm putting a golden version of trees and branches here.
We have a jail term for cutting trees here..... even the local bodies aren't allowed to do so without a valid reason.
it looks like there are no regulations in our neighborhood.
Here's mine http://evasmoodboard.wordpress.com/2014/05/20/4904/
It's always so interesting to learn about these quaint, little happenstances in your life. I have encountered a few of these losses as well. Nice to meet the memory of this dear old tree, in this cool capture. Here's mine
I love trees, so here are my favourites! http://gillymaccsphotos.co.uk
Blossom and a bit of a mixture from my village and the local wood.
Beautiful abstract photo.
My trees and branches (and birds and butterflies).
2nd try...cutting and pasting is hard work!
Back to a French text this week and trees and branches!
Trees and Branches
This iw two weeks in a row that a bitly short link has disappeared without trace. It probably couldn't get out of the wood for the trees.
Hurmph, missed this, too busy IRL. Still, knowing you it will come around again soon!
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