I had fun playing with a prism to take these photos. This first one set shows the same branch without and then with the prism.
As the week went on, the flowers went from deep pink, to light pink, to white. Wen the wind picked up and pulled all the petals off, the little stars which were left were equally beautiful.
Each day the tree had more blossoms. This is the fullest the tree has ever been while we’ve lived here!
You make known to me the path of life;
in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
This feels like forever ago. I found these photos left on my camera while I was in Germany, and they were already a few months old! Now they are even older, and we are deep into fall so I want to remember spring for a day!
Last year when this tree blossomed in our back yard, the blossoms lasted less than a week and the leaves withered up soon after.
This year we didn’t expect anything. One day the leaves started poking out. The next week buds had formed and soon after we had blossoms all over.
The storms and wind brought down the blossoms quickly this year, but the leaves are still there!
Happy Fourth of July! I pray you have a blessed and safe celebrations.
Oh, Cole! He’s such a great four-yea-old. Huge into Fresh Beat Band (especially Morena…but not the New One) and got a drum kit for his birthday. Then Heather, Cole, Ada and I hit French Park to find That Tree. There was running, climbing, jumping, drumming, eating, laughing, sleeping and being reminded to close the door before we drove off home.
Four years ago Heather and I packed Cole up in their van and headed to French Park, because there was a beach and trees. Cole wanted to crawl and Heather wanted pictures of her first one-year-old. So for Cole’s first birthday pictures, we chased him through sand and around trees and into the water. Little did we know on that day that we were creating a yearly tradition. Drive to that park, find that same tree.
Happy 4th birthday, Cole! It is so fun watching you grow up!