June 20 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 42: Today is Litha, the Summer Solstice. From here on out, the days begin to wane and we’re headed toward the dark half of the year. I read somewhere that it takes a few weeks for the heat of the season to warm up down on the Earth, and that’s why we have hotter weather after midsummer. But still…we are at the Turn of the Wheel, and today the Oak King rules supreme but tonight, he falls to the Holly King in the ever turning cycle. The Eternal Return.

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  • 06/22/2015 at 5:40 pm

    I loved dappled light through trees. Beautiful


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