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Thursday Tree Love: Landmark


On the way to the mountains in December 2011.

It’s been very hot here in the southeastern US, and I thought it might be nice to see some snow. This evergreen tree is a landmark for me on the way to the mountains where the air is about 20 degrees cooler. Seeing my landmark tree means we’re almost there. It stands out because it stands by itself with no close neighbors. It has stood there for many years, so maybe its roots connect with others through the underground network.

I think it’s interesting that the large branch reaching up on the left is almost like another tree. In 2011, when I took this photo from the car, I didn’t realize there were deer on the horizon until later when I zoomed in and cropped the photo.

Below is the same tree on the left taken more recently from further back. Perhaps it is in late winter. I hope to take another photo soon in late summer or autumn.

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Author: JoAnna

An open minded, tree-hugging Jesus follower, former counselor, and life-long lover of animals, I'm returning to my creative roots and have published my first book: Trust the Timing, A Memoir of Finding Love Again as well as the short version: From Loneliness to Love.

31 thoughts on “Thursday Tree Love: Landmark

  1. When did you take the top 2? Coz it’s snow. I thought of you when I shared my tree pictures on instagram.

    • I believe I took those in December of 2011. That’s nice you thought about me in relation to trees. πŸ™‚

      • Well you post trees every week πŸ™‚
        And I always enjoy seeing your thoughts with them too. I’m never sure which I appreciate more.
        I’ve a friend who connects to trees. I don’t necessarily. I love all nature. So trees often brings to mind one of you.

  2. Looks like my kind of place ot kick back and get one with nature! I could live in a cabin. Just not too far from groceries.

    • πŸ™‚ Our place in the mountains isn’t a cabin, but there are lots of trees and I’m trying to decorate it like a cabin. There’s a grocery store 15 minutes away and a dollar general five minutes away. I used to want a place that was remote, but there’s safety in having neighbors close by, especially quiet neighbors. I can imagine I’m in the wilderness.

  3. Lovely landmark, JoAnna!
    Feels awesome to visit such faraway places, even if virtually…

  4. Alone but connected. Like that πŸ™‚

  5. Thank you for sharing a part of your world and lovely photos!.. πŸ™‚

    Until we meet again..
    May the love that you give
    Always return to you,
    That family and friends are many
    And always remain true,
    May your mind only know peace
    No suffering or strife,
    May your spirit only know happiness
    On your journey through life.
    (Larry β€œDutch” Woller)

  6. It is nice to look at snow. One can only hope. Sorry, I can’t like this – WP isn’t allowing it.

  7. Wow! Thanks for sharing these .. The change in landscape is remarkable.. I like the idea of using a tree as a landmark.. I have used it in the past and still do if i know the other person can recognise trees! πŸ™‚

  8. The one with Snow around it looking amazing. I haven’t seen snow so far. I wish I could one day.

  9. nICE idea! πŸ™‚ Love the photos!

  10. Still no like button for me–but I wanted to let you know I appreciate the tree AND the snow. It’s too HOTTTTT here too!

  11. This is beautiful. I also click with one thing in mind and then see the background has a lot more to offer. So your deer story happened with me too. Thank you for sharing and joining, Joanna. I loved the tree and that left branch that almost looks like another tree.
    I hope to see you back tomorrow.

  12. Nice to see the tree in different seasons!

  13. Seeing snow in summer is amazing. I feel cooling indeed … I miss winter)))

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