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dear ashley: a tree!

tree in morning haze+

This is my tree,
my favorite tree.
It sits there, right in my line of view
as I make that turn,
every day.

On this particular morning,
we had quite a mist.
The sun had just broken over the mountain tops,
and lit up the mist
like a veil.

My settings to my camera were off,
over-exposing my image.
Not sure what I did wrong,
and I almost deleted this.
So glad I didn’t.

I think it’s a perfect example of how even mistakes can sometimes be beautiful.


Dear Ashley:

I stumbled upon your blog late one night, and think I spent hours ‘leafing’ back through posts, admiring, ooo-ing and ahhh-ing over your photos. I promised myself I would join one of your photo challenges, but alas… life pushes me on, faster than I’d like to go most days. It’s been a bit of a trial, readjusting to new schedules, remembering where to be when, packing the right clothes/uniforms/shoes for whichever activity, dealing with teenage and pre-teen problems, remembering to be patient with others when they are being downright ugly… I keep thinking I’m going to get a hold of it, but it just isn’t happening.

I saw your tree challenge… perfect, because I have a thing for trees. Seven days later, less than an hour before the deadline, here I am posting. Nothing profound, just my photo… joining your challenge.

Thanks for being patient with me.


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  • August 28, 2010 - 11:44 pm

    Ashley @ Ramblings and Photos - Oh Patty…you are wonderful and so sweet to write me a note on top of providing such a lovely photo. And so good to be able to submit it right as the last minute. Life certainly does keep us busy so I understand. I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

  • August 29, 2010 - 11:27 am

    Cate - Your tree is stunning Patty!

  • August 29, 2010 - 11:37 am

    Life is Like A Box of Chocolates - Wonderful! I just wanted to let you know; in case you didn’t find it on my blog. I’m from South Africa!

  • August 29, 2010 - 3:38 pm

    Kellee - I love that. I have a favorite tree as well. And this is gorgeous. No mistake about it. 🙂

  • August 30, 2010 - 1:37 am

    Diane Fit to the Finish - Beautiful tree photo and beautiful blog!

  • August 31, 2010 - 1:23 am

    elk - SO happy you did not delete this stunning image..oh goodness you are a very special person…swirling schedules and all..hang in there!!

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