Ron had a commission tree he has been working on. The tree is in a Botanical Garden in Washington State. It is one of the most photographed trees. In fact, once you see it you will start noticing it on ads and lots of pictures of it on Pinterest.
The man who wanted the tree, asked Ron to do something different. He wanted the tree and the limbs painted. Both Ron and I thought that it was just terrible and I know for me the thought just made me sick. This is one of his bigger trees and it took him lots longer than normal. Sunday night he painted the trunk and the branches. I just have to show you, how wrong we were.
|This is called the Portland Maple.|
|It is stunningly beautiful in person. Photos can't capture the movement you can see when you look at it.|
Have a lovely summer day.
“Ask me about my childhood, and I will tell you to walk to the edge of the woods with a choir of crickets chirping from every direction, a hot, humid breeze brushing through your hair, your feet, bare and callused. Stand there, unmoving, and watch the dance of ten thousand fireflies blinking on and off in the darkness. Inhale the scent of cured tobacco, freshly plowed southern soil, burning leaves, and honeysuckle. Swallow the taste of blackberries, picked straight from the bushes, and lick your teeth, the after-taste still sweet in your mouth. Now, stretch out on the ground and relax all your muscles. Watch nature's festival of flickering lights.”
---Brenda Sutton Jones