May 3, 2014

WP Photo Challenge 5/2/2014: Tree of Life




 The WP Photo Challenge for April 18, 2014 is tree of life…which brings to mind the old apple tree at my childhood home, 29 Spring Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. My sister and I used to sit under it to read, let the bees land on our arms (a practice in sitting really still), and just jostle about. I now have an old  branch-tangled apple tree outside our kitchen door, the first tree that will illustrate the tree of life.

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A lone apple remains on the tree during the winter:

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Its tangled web is a great place for birds to make their nest:

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Spring! The apple tree shouts it out with colorful blossoms:

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Trees also provide life-sustaining food for birds…

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 And a resting place for cute bear cubs.



  1. Birds are welcome in my trees – not bear cubs though

    Comment by Grace (&Fred) — May 3, 2014 @ 8:22 am | Reply

  2. I like your photo essay of the Tree of Life. We have plum trees in our back yard. They make for excellent plum jelly. The birds and squirrels love them, so I leave the plums for them. 🙂

    Comment by merry101 — May 4, 2014 @ 7:56 pm | Reply

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