“Do you know," Peter asked, "why swallows build in the eaves of houses? It is to listen to the stories.” ~ J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

11.20.2008

The time has come



. . . to gather these leaves in my arms

ginkgo tree 2008

Each morning on my way to work I pass this tree.
It sits at the corner where I make my turn from home to business.
2 blocks away.
I sit in my car,
point the camera & quickly shoot
before a car is behind me,
honking,
telling me to move on.
in the fall i think of sting's fields of gold

9 comments:

  1. I love Gingko trees. There's a couple of them at the UNM campus where I used to work. One fall, I gathered a bunch of leaves and pressed them. Being the packrat that I am, I still have them!
    I love what you did with the image too.

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  2. Let them honk.

    My world needs more beauty that comes exactly in the shape your lenses provide. Gorgeous!

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  3. gingko trees are some of my favourites... these photos are simply wonderful

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  4. I love the way you captured the moment.

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  5. To them I also say, "Honk Away!" These are exquisite!

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  6. Oh I love these!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Reminds me of a big old oak tree that I have been meaning to take seasonal shots of.

    From one tree hugger to another, I hope you are having a fabulous weekend my friend.

    xo

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  7. The tree can display change without moving, and I think it's great that you were doing the same as you share her story!

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  8. I am such a tree lover...and this one is stunning!!

    Thanks for showing it here...:)

    xo

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  9. Paula - Mary's tree is just now going golden. I plan on gathering a bunch of leaves from there. Being her tree, it somehow means a bit more to me.

    Relyn - I laughed & laughed. Let them honk! You are so right!

    Polona - I think this tree is my very favorite, but then the catawba tree blooms in the spring & then that lovely pale pink crepe myrtle blooms a bit later, and well . . . I change my mind a lot.

    Suvarna - I will let them honk! :)

    Jaime - Oh, you should take the oak's pictures. They would be just gorgeous, and I could say maybe I inspired you a little?! :)

    Mermaid - You always see the obvious, even when it's hidden. A magic trick, I'm thinking. Thank you!

    Celeste - I am late finding "tree love" - I grew up in the desert & love it still, but now love learning about the trees also.

    Thank you all so much.

    :) Debi

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