Friday, July 5, 2013

Photo-Finish Friday - Welcome to My ChurchYard

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This magnificent tree is in a chuchyard in Estonia.
We both hated to leave it.
Above, my husband stands under its gnarled welcoming  limbs.

We believe it is a maple, and likely a Norway Maple (Acer platanoides)
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messymimi said...

"The Groves were G-d's first temples." ~ opening line of "A Forest Hymn" by William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878)

Your beautiful picture is a reminder of why that's so.

Leah J. Utas said...

Messymimi, I must search out Bryant's work. Thanks.

solarity said...

Magnificent tree.

Mary Anne in Kentucky

Leah J. Utas said...


the Bag Lady said...

It's beautiful! I can understand why you were both reluctant to leave it.

Leah J. Utas said...

Bag Lady, it felt so good we just wanted to crawl inside with the elves and stay.

Hilary said...

Oh my.. that's a stunning tree!

Leah J. Utas said...

It is fabulous, Hilary. We hated to leave.