Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wordless Wednesday & Photo Challenges: Trees

I'm singing in the rain, just singing in the rain; What a wonderful feeling, I'm happy again.
~Arthur Freed

Why does it always rain on the 1st day of school?  Chloe Belle had to wear her 
raincoat on Monday, which was okay with me because she looks so sweet in it.  In the morning, as we are headed out the door I usually find myself saying, "Line up by the door.  It's time to go."  So, that's what Chloe did when I snapped this photo.  She's all lined up by the door. 

This weeks theme at the In a Yellow House photo challenge is Trees.  I had several photos to choose from, but chose this one.  Do you remember it?  It's from the day we visited the Enchanted Garden or the Botanical Gardens, what ever you want to call it.  

These trees are so statuesque I couldn't back up far enough to get the whole tree in my photo.  Seriously, they are that big, and the coast is that close, I would need to be standing on a dingy boat in the Gulf in order to capture the entire tree. 

Two Trees
Centuries Old
Have Grown Together Through Time
They share History, Food, the Sunlight and the Earth

Their roots are Entwined and Exposed, like a heart beating
outside of its body

The challenges for the month of August are being hosted by Ashley at Ramblings & Photos.  She has some amazing tree shots, and they make me want to take my camera everywhere I go.  Please visit her beautiful blog and link up a picture of your favorite tree.

I know as thrilled as you are with the pics I've posted of Chloe Belle on the Beach, and my favorite Tree, you are still pining for vacation pics.  Well, I hate to admit that I haven't edited a single one!  Gah.  Where does the time go?  I know, it was gobbled up with a wonderful play date last night, a meeting with our realtor, bath time routines, bedtime stories, and picking out pictures of trees.

The good news is that all of the pics are on my computer, I just have a little editing to do.  I'm hoping to get that done tonight, and then maybe by Friday I'll have something worth while to share, and gab about.



Ashley Sisk said...

Wow - those roots look so cool! And he's looking adorable in that yellow raincoat!

Jennifer said...

I have never seen a tree like that before. What an amazing photo. And of course Chloe in her raincoat, too precious!

Liz said...

It's funny... I almost entered the same exact photo from when we went to the gardens. LOL... it's a great shot and such an amazing tree!

And Chloe in her raincoat is just tooooo cute!

LeeAnn said...

Awwww. I love the raincoat picture. She is so stinkin cute! And the tree picture is so cool.

Thanks for linking up with me today. And hurry up with those vacation pictures! I'm one to talk about hurrying up with anything. ;-) Have a great day!

Colleen (Shibley Smiles) said...

Love the photo of the tree! And of course the yellow rain coat

Shari said...

The roots on those trees are down right cool! I love how they intertwine. I bet the trees are awesome to see in real life.

fantastical challenge entry

Heligirl said...

Wow, thos are some beautiful photos my dear. I love the yellow raincoat. What pop that shot has. And the roots are just too cool. I love interesting nature photos. Good work!

Lindsay and Bill said...

Amazing shot of the tree roots!

Anonymous said...

It rained on our first day of school too. And the second and the third! Haha! Hope things are well and you guys are staying dry!

Mama Hen said...

Carol, I love those trees! I have written poems about them. I love rainy days! That picture is so cute! Thank you for your comment about my Dad! I really appreciate it! Have a great day my friend!

Mama Hen

adriel, from the mommyhood memos said...

oh my goodness... that photo of your princess in her yellow raincoat? AHHH!!! makes me want to squish her. i hope i can find a raincoat like that for levi one day. i think i would dress him up in it and turn the sprinklers on in the yard just to see him playing in it. so flippin adorable!