April 19, 2015 tree

There is a street nearby that I absolutely love. Really, it could be any street, there’s nothing really outstanding about it, except for the fact that it is lined with trees. Now this a common sight around here except these are all deciduous trees. And every autumn they blaze into color around the same time. And every spring, they suddenly burst forth with leaves around the same time.

We have lived in this neighborhood since September 2010, so for four years now Samwise and I have driven down that street several times a week and I have watched the trees change through the year. So yesterday, when I was commenting on how much I like that street, Samwise suggested an idea and it seemed like a cool project. We’ll see if I can manage it — or rather manage to remember to do it — but I want to give it a try.

Every week, every Sunday, we will drive over there and I will take a picture from the same place. And I will post that picture on my blog. For a year, I will chronicle the change of seasons through these pictures. Maybe I’ll get bored partway through and stop, or maybe in a year I’ll have 52 pictures of the street from the same position. I guess we’ll find out!

Week 33: We have sun today and have had a nice week. We got one of the garden towers planted with lettuce, spinach, and swiss chard. Also planted some cauliflower, and we planted the container blueberries into the Faerie Garden. We repotted the herbs and added some  more.

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A Year of Trees: Week 33
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7 thoughts on “A Year of Trees: Week 33

  • 04/20/2015 at 11:56 am
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    I love the pink blossoms in the background. I also like what appears to be a large bird standing in the shadow of a tree. It’s on the sidewalk.

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  • 04/20/2015 at 9:43 am
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    My goodness! Spring is really springing!
    My crocus are blooming though the ground is still frozen. We do have pussy willows further down the hill: explanation “down the hill”, if you don’t live in the Anchorage Bowl, you live up the hillside, which is really the foothills of the Chugach Mountain range. I’m about three+ miles up the hill! Temps run a little cooler up here. Had a few flakes of snow yesterday interspersed with bright sun and rain showers!
    Typical AK spring, early as it may be.

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  • 04/20/2015 at 6:45 am
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    That’s a good idea! Our house is on the edge of some woods – I think I’ll try to take pictures each month to see the changes.

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    • 04/27/2015 at 10:51 am
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      It’s rather interesting to follow a patch of trees, or bushes through the year. I think I’ll do it again, but with something in my yard.

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  • 04/20/2015 at 4:45 am
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    I really enjoy this series!!

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