"ONLY GOD CAN MAKE A TREE"

by Brenda Nelson September. 11, 2016 1324 views

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

 A tree that looks at God all day and lifts her leafy arms to pray.

Poems are made by fools like me, but only God can make a tree." (Joyce Kilmer)

I doubt there is a tree in Arkansas that has been photographed as often as "my tree". Since the day we moved into this home, I have taken its picture almost every night against a different sunset. It has framed many of my favorite photos. I've even begged Larry to let me buy the lot across the street to preserve it! But, God in His wisdom has chosen to take it from me - just recently struck by lightning and now dying. Thankfully, I have my many images and memories of it!

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Sara G 4 years, 8 months ago

Spectacular photos, Brenda..love each one.

4 years, 8 months ago Edited
Moira 4 years, 9 months ago

Thank goodness you have many captures of this beauty.

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Helen Hooker 4 years, 9 months ago

It's still a beautiful shape and those colours just set it off perfectly.

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Antonio Gil 4 years, 9 months ago

#4 goes straight to my favs. Wonder throughout. So sorry the tree has died

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Brenda Nelson Replied to Antonio Gil 4 years, 9 months ago

Thanks, A - I'm honored by the fav!

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Kara Bana 4 years, 9 months ago

Once again, it's difficult for me to choose a favourite. You've captured so many special shots of your tree, beautiful tribute to it now that it's dying, which I'm sorry to hear about. I too am fond of old trees with such character.

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Brenda Nelson Replied to Kara Bana 4 years, 9 months ago

You are so sweet! :)

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 4 years, 9 months ago

Beautiful series & poignant story. Thanks Brenda!

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Brenda Nelson Replied to Jay Boggess 4 years, 9 months ago

I love that you like my posts, Jay!

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Brenda Nelson 4 years, 9 months ago

I love, that you love, that I love, your posts!!!
(((GRIN)))

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Becky Brannon 4 years, 9 months ago

Wonderful set! I love trees and God does give us some wonderful trees!

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Brenda Nelson Replied to Becky Brannon 4 years, 9 months ago

Trees just make a photo!

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Magdalena Zet 4 years, 9 months ago

Wow! These clouds make a wonderful background. :)

4 years, 9 months ago Edited
Brenda Nelson Replied to Magdalena Zet 4 years, 9 months ago

Thanks for looking and liking, M!

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