52 Tuesdays Challenge #21: Tree

Welcome to week 21 of the 52 Tuesdays Challenge! Each week I chose a word that begins with at T and share my photos, stories or even a quote. I ask that you join me in the Challenge and share your own photos, stories, quotes, whatever as well. Just link back to this blog post or add your own blog post link to the comments. Have fun!

This week’s T word is Tree! 

I love flowers so a flowering tree is a big bonus for me. The one I am sharing with you today is one of my favorites – it is in the yard where my husband grew up. I also love it because it is just a beautiful representation of the seasons. So I’m sharing with you today the series “Glenna’s Dogwood”.  (Glenna being my husband’s late mother.)

Glenna’s Dogwood in the Snow

Glenna’s Dogwood in the Spring

Glenna’s Dogwood in the Fall

Nostalgia

One of my favorite songs is Andy Griggs’ “Heaven”. So when I saw the Tuesday Photo Challenge by Dutch Goes The Photo of Nostalgia I immediately thought of that song. Here are two photos from back when I was a little kid.  (I’m not saying how long ago that was..)

This first photo is very special to me. There is a place here in Texas named Canton. Most people know it by First Monday. Each weekend of the first Monday of the month this monster “flea market”opens for folks all over the country to come shop around antiques, home furnishing, collectibles and, of course, funnel cakes. But back in the old days, about 125 years or so after the established market days, I went with my grandmother (one the left), her boyfriend and my very special great Aunt Floy (on the right). We took a picnic and ate out by the car – her green monster on the right side of the photo.

canton-with-aunt-floy-mr-roy-and-grandma

The second photo is one that reminds me of playing in the snow with my dad. Living in north Texas meant that every couple of years you got just enough snow to last one day and make that snowman. This one has a heart, an umbrella and an apron.

snowman

Rule of Thirds Using Nature

Wikipedia defines rule of thirds as:

an image should be imagined as divided into nine equal parts by two equally spaced horizontal lines and two equally spaced vertical lines, and that important compositional elements should be placed along these lines or their intersections.

So as part of the WordPress Daily Challenge of Rule of Thirds here are two photos, nature oriented, for the challenge:

snowy leaf focal daisy

Come See Me TONIGHT ….

… at the Gallery at 930 Main St, Bastrop, TX for the First Friday Art Walk! I’m so excited to be participating in the Walk! We just moved to   Bastrop and I just happened to get in on this month’s First Friday! So here are also a few of the photos that you will see on display when you come to visit!