08 March 2013
Let me know which you prefer and why.
Honestly, for at least two years I’ve been longing to record the majesty of the tree in the Lens section. It sits snug against a well-traveled road, which has no safe place to park. Once every two months or more I see this giant statuesque-like elder statesman with its girth spread with pride. As fortune would cast upon me, this week I found a secure space to leave my car. But the pristine sky was an additional factor that allowed me to honor this tree’s presence.
Certainly, the tree shows its best side in the winter months, holding its rapture with poise and even tender in its height of at least eighty feet. Otherwise in full foliage it’s just another long-lasting tribute to nature gracefully aging.
Bare, bountiful, broad, boisterously bold, it called me to stand beneath its outstretched limbs. Even as I took many views, I knew that its splendor would be hard to cast. It’s so mammoth that a far away image doesn’t suit, up close is best–best to portray its positive and negative spaces, its curves and twists.
I’m dedicating the splendor of this tree’s elegance to Rebecca at http://rebeccatdickinson.com/ This week she nominated me for the Illuminating Blog Award.
These moments of recognition stop time; they shore this blogging experience; they point to a huge reason that I participate in this endeavor: the community of people who I meet and would under no other circumstance cross their paths.
Rebecca describes herself on the blog, A Word or More: “I am a writer, mother and teacher who believes writing and books enhances every person’s life. The knowledge of language and how to write gives every child a greater future. I still believe in picking up a book off a shelf and writing a cursive sentence now and then. Most of all, I believe if you hold any dream of becoming an author, the choice to embrace the dream begins with you.” Please stop by her site and read her work.
Here are my nominees for the Illuminating Blog Award: and in no particular order. I know that each blogger has an opinion about the receipt of such a gift. I leave it to my nominees to accept or be silent. Please click onto each site and be enriched by their work.
Tina at Travels and Trifles at http://travelsandtrifles.wordpress.com
Gracie at http://framesandfocus.net/blog
Polly at http://watchingthephotoreels.com
Otto at https://munchow.wordpress.com
Cindy at http://cindyknoke.com
Scilla at http://scillagrace.com
My feeling about these awards are straight forward. First, they acknowledge my work, and (as I said) are given by someone within my online community. Each brings me a momentary euphoria. Second, I have the opportunity to place seven bloggers of my choice into the limelight. They are honored, and can upload the award’s badge on their site, which remains a sign of the support from a follow blogger. These gestures are part of the larger purpose of this blogging life: connections and interconnections between people of similar and different passions.
Once again my thanks to Rebecca–across the wide and long bridge that is cyberspace, she has brought a tender moment that weaves our lives together.
Note: As always I welcome comments about this post or any part of my blog.