Monday, July 24, 2006


had to just show the pictures of the day :)
I borrowed Mom's camera and took a few to show the elm tree that died in the back pasture... it almost seems like a death in the family.. so long it stood there, providing shade- great limbs outstretched to greet you as you walked up to the creek... gone... first the limb and then the entire tree was finally gone... My brother counted rings as best as he could and got around 150 rings. Wow.. can you imagine? What was life like around here 150 years ago!!! something to think about!



Here is my girl.. I am sure she ran around so fast as the crack of the branch came tumbling down... and then the tree... She is about 30 years old.. see the gray on her face? sweet face... she misses her buddy, Cloud. I do too...
I miss riding her... I watched Spirit with my girls this last weekend and as Spirit jumped over the ravine with the brave on his back I could feel myself jumping and soaring.. the energy one receives while riding is almost uncomparable.. until maybe you look at sailing.. Maybe it's a power unbridled and then for a brief moment you capture it...
oh.... to be yound and energetic.. I am sure her face is saying the same!

5 comments:

alli_scraps said...

Beautiful photos!!!! Love the tree....we saw trees that were over 1000 years old this weekend...totally amazing!

JB said...

Hi there,
it is great to see Yo-Yo. She has grayed a lot (but who hasn't right?). Who hauled the tree away? Will you plant another one in its place?
I love being able to write back and forth like this with you ;)

Lynn said...

Love the photos -
Yo-Yo looks so sweet. So wish I could snap my fingers and be out there and help count the rings. lol
Have fun

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*Jeanne* said...

Gorgeous photos AM! I feel for you about the tree. I just hate it when historic tree die.. breaks my heart...

You sweet horse is just a beauty...