Monday, May 28, 2007

Tinkerbelle's Tree

June's Festival of the Trees is being hosted by Jade of Arboreality. Jade has suggested for this month: "Find a tree that’s a part of your day to day, and tell us about it in whatever way feels best!"

This is the beech tree that grows over the wall behind my house. It's the biggest tree around here. I love to look up into its branches.

It casts shade into our garden in mid afternoon, perfect time for shade if it's been a hot day.

Here it is in it's full glory.

Looking at the trunk over the wall.

Here's why we call it Tinkerbelle's Tree. The little cat from down the street loves to climb it. She seems to be the only cat around who likes to sit in this tree. Being small, she can perch on the smallest branches for a good look around.

One day we woke up to find a swaying piece of plastic caught in its branches, it looked very ghostly moving in the shadows of the tree.

The setting sun lights up the leaves from below.

Tinkerbelle sits in her tree one night, eyes glowing.

The moon caught in its branches.
Sometimes I see the entire tree as a giant tree-person, staring forlornly into the west. Gives me the shivers, there could very well be a presence there, very old. I am in awe of it at these times.

Join in the Festival of the Trees every month!


Blogger Sally said...

Thank you for sharing your story about the tree. It made me happy and spooky at the same time. Amazing photos by the way.

May 28, 2007 10:57 am  
Blogger Digital Flower Pictures said...

Great job on the photo essay. Beech trees have a stately elegance that I like. I once lived in a house on small lot with a huge Copper Beech tree. I estimated it to be 150 years old. It almost completely covered the whole yard and part of the neighbor's.

May 29, 2007 1:55 am  
Blogger Curtis said...

What wonderful photo's and a beautiful story. And such a magnificent tree. Thank you

May 29, 2007 2:29 am  
Blogger LostRoses said...

Ohmigosh, the cat's eyes glowing in the tree! Very spooky and a cool shot. Your tree certainly does have a presence, doesn't it?

May 29, 2007 3:46 am  
Blogger anna maria said...

Your photos of the willow are beautiful. Trees are so important, I think.
I love the image of the clouds behind the floating plastic.

May 29, 2007 9:35 pm  
Blogger Naturegirl said...

I love your tree and the photos of Tinker in the tree!hugs NG

May 30, 2007 3:02 am  
Blogger Kate said...

What a beautiful tree and what a lovely tribute to it! Tinkerbelle is obviously at home in your tree. I love the shape of the tree...

May 31, 2007 4:25 am  
Blogger Yolanda Elizabet said...

Well written Sylvia, a wonderful tribute to a very special tree.

Tinkerbelle is cute!!! Piece of plastic spooky!

May 31, 2007 11:19 am  
Blogger ally said...

What beautiful pictures and a lovely story to go with it!

June 01, 2007 10:26 pm  

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