Welcome to Timeline Photos. A few years back I started peeking around my archives in search of some of the first photographs I had taken. Here records my quest into better understanding my long term love of camera and experiencing the world with it in hand. All photos appear in chronological order hopefully revealing an evolution of how I see and what moves me to speak with light.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The grandest of the trees

Two views of what I believe is the largest oak tree on the farm property.  The top is the view from the south, and the bottom is from the north including the silos.  I love this tree.  It's become a point of reference during my walks and I like imagining it with the cows and sheep finding shade under its canopy.  I'm always left to wonder if it will stay once that field is cleared for development.  In the public plans, there is no indication that the road will curve around it or that a special park area will be set up.   I want to see it still there because it tells quite a story of time, strength, and beautiful growth.  How does one even approach cutting down a tree this size that is still alive?  I sometimes have farfetched visions of setting up a protest camp of sorts underneath to stop its destruction.  Do you think that would stop them?

I've been informally collecting stories about the property from the people who remember it as a functioning farm, and I have yet to hear someone mention this tree.  Will make a note to ask when I do get talking to someone again.

AND, let's let this tree post mark my conscious efforts to get back into posting here to Timeline.  I've let myself spend more time posting to Google Plus than blogging.  https://plus.google.com/u/0/103306420672876747825/posts  Pretty address, eh?   I receive more feedback there and am building quite a community of photo friends, yet I still miss entering here to reflect and spend more time on my collection and thoughts.  If anyone is out there reading and if I disappear again, I'm putting out a kind request for you to come find me.  Thank you.  :)