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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Guarding the Sunset


This tall spruce is in my front yard.
He guards every sunset there is.
A ladder is propped against his trunk, and those who dare to, 
climb his branches.

I planted small spruce trees around him a few summers ago.
I am hoping that one day those little ones will follow in his footsteps. 
For this reason, he must stand on guard and watch his step.
Those who are coming behind, may be watching closely to see how it's done.
~~~

45 comments:

Joe said...

Beautiful setting.

Judy said...

Look at him standing there. Stunning photo!

texwisgirl said...

Just beautiful! I love your guardian! He must watch over you and yours as well as guard the sunsets! Magnificent tree!

Cat said...

I love that tree!!!
It is a winter wonderland that you live in Dawn...gorgeous
love and light

Farmchick said...

Gorgeous tree! Would love to have that in my front yard!

Nancy said...

I wonder what type of spruce that is, Dawn. Do you know? We have blue spruce in our yard, but they are small. The ponderosa pines are the guardians of our place.

Very stately tree. :)

Out on the prairie said...

A regal shot, it has twin trunks it looks like.I bet you can really see quite a long distance when up in it. I can almost feel the sway when at the top.

Leah J. Utas said...

It's good to have a guardian.

Changes in the wind said...

Fantastic shot of a fantastic tree! Love that you planted more.....

Tiggeriffic said...

When Tracie my daughter was a little girl she would climb up the big pine trees in our yard.. She would say "Mommy I can see for miles"...
Now Ben age 4 has the love of climbing.. to the tallest slide at the park... wonder if someday he will climb the same pine trees his mother did when he gets a little older.
Loved your picture and what you had to say about that tree this morning when I read your post.
Good Job~! ta ta for now from Iowa...

Naturedigital said...

A beautiful tree. And looks more handsome against the glorious sunset.
Have a great evening Dawn.
Costas

Alisa said...

Beautiful!

Deb said...

thats a great photo Dawn...love the sky colors...

sassyshoediary said...

B-E-A-U-TIFUL! Poetic post... :)

Erin said...

What a gorgeous shot! Nature is so awesome sometimes :)

Hope said...

breathtaking!

floweringmama said...

Dawn, that was just beautiful. You definitely see things in a way that few people do.

Hope you have a wonderful day!

Country Mouse Studio said...

Beautiful sunset, I haven't seen one since moving to BC. I planted little spruces when on the prairies and when the snow got deep enough the rabbits stripped them clean.

Gerreke said...

What a beautiful picture Dawn. I enjoy it very much!

Allison said...

Dawn, this is breathtaking, truly. Thank you so much for sharing it... it makes me heart soar! Oh, I could just hug you for this! xoxo

Alli said...

That is a stunning photograph of your pine with perfect lighting. I hope the little trees do just as well!

Farm Girl said...

That is a amazing tree.

our little love nest said...

Beautiful!! xo

sage said...

A beautiful tree, good thoughts!

M. Hassan said...

This is an awesome composition and I love the color of the sunshine through the clouds.

Happy New Year!

Lynne H. said...

Beautiful. I love trees. When I lived in California I went to see the Big Redwood trees.. Took my breath away..

You take such lovely pictures!!

Tracy said...

Dawn,
Hah, that spruce is certainly content on taking center stage, but with good reason...he is absolutely beautiful!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

What a grand tree, Guarding your property like a sentinel.

Randy said...

That is amazing and you are so lucky to have this in your front yard. Trees are so amazing. Enjoy the rest of the week.

Slamdunk said...

What a wonderful greeter for the front yard. Your tree does not even seem to mind all that snow--not like I would.

Jimmy said...

Beautiful Shot Dawn, really impressive

darlin said...

Isn't it totally awesome to finally be able to see the sunset Dawn? Magnificent shot of a God moment!

Barbie said...

I can just imagine sitting under that tree in the summer and looking out at the sunset. PERFECT.

Lynette said...

Stunning photo Dawn. The color of the sky is so amazing.

Pat Tillett said...

Pure art! Both photo and words...

Hilary said...

What a wonderful photo and a beautiful way of thinking!

Rick said...

Gorgeous and stunning come to mind. I hope those little guys are paying good attention too !

Merisi, Vienna said...

This just warms my heart,
the tree like a beacon of hope
that spring will come, no matter what!
Thank you for sharing this uplifting image -
nothing but grey here for weeks -
and congratulations on winning the Post of the Week Award!
Best wishes,
Merisi

ladyfi said...

A fabulous photo!

Brian Miller said...

nice shot...likethe sentry watching for the dawn...congrats on the potw...

holdingmoments said...

A lovely tree to guard the end of the day.

Congratulations on POTW.

Reb said...

Beautiful sunset for your guardian. Congrats on POTW.

ethelmaepotter! said...

What a beautiful poignant piece! I hope these little ones grow up to be just as majestic as their parent.

CherylK said...

Absolutely beautiful photograph! It's easy to see why Hilary chose this for a POTW mention. Congratulations!

I love that you planted the baby spruce trees. I'm certain that the big one will take good care of them while they grow.

Snappy Di said...

NICE photo! And, you're writing is lovely as well.

Congrats on POTW!

Di