Here is the picture of the tree when it was a much younger tree, with a much younger me. Our front yard was this pasture. Can you see the old barn in the back? That is where the back yard is now.
I built a house well just a shack really under it when I was a teenager. Our children built a tree house in it and climbed as high as they could in it.
When part of the grand children were just learning to climb trees. They would work and work to climb its branches. Sometimes in my imagination, the tree bends its strong limbs just a bit for the little ones to be able to climb up. They were all so little then and some of them were not even yet born.
Then of course there was Emilie's wedding when it was the backdrop.
William and Makenzie sat here one day. When I saw them, I knew in my heart, not only had William had decided that Makenzie was the one, I was dancing inside because I knew that if she sat with him in that tree it was as good as done.
We have planted many trees here since we built the house. Ron planted Japanese Maples just recently.
The shade from the big trees will shelter the smaller trees from the harsh California sun. Can you see that old garage on the other side of the fence? Who knew that Ship-lap would become a thing. That whole garage is Ship-lap and I never noticed it until just now writing this post. That is one of the last original buildings on the place. One day I will write a post about it. Today is just about the sheltering tree in the front yard.
Can you see how my Iris bulbs have once again multiplied. They are just going crazy out there. I just realized something about blogging, I daydream and write posts that I didn't mean to write. Sometimes they write themselves.
I hope your day is a lovely day. I need to be about planning menus and writing a grocery list and getting all of that stuff done instead of reminiscing. My heart has been singing since I woke up, "They are gonna be here tomorrow!!"
Thank you so much for stopping by today.
Quoted from The Scent of Water by Elisabeth Goudge, The verse comes from Job 14:7