Thursday, April 16, 2009

Thousand Word Thursday


I've mentioned a few times before that I believe that pine trees hold some kind of magic for me. The sound, the smell, the way the light filters through them is all part of a beautiful cleansing of my mind. (I am feeling this same clarity after our exploratory trip to England last week.) I also have a special connection with my middle son, Destructo, that is hard to put into words. I won't say that he is my favorite.... because ALL of my sons are my favorites (each in a different way ;-), but there is something with Destructo that makes me glow a little brighter when he and I are together and talking. This picture was taken in northern Wisconsin, at my dear friend's summer home. Destructo was just three years old. :)

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21 comments:

  1. I really like that picture!

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  2. I feel the same about the beach luckily it is just at the end of my road. Looking out at sea is very theraputic for me.

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  3. I know it's spring, but my fondest memory of pine trees is cross country skiing through the pine forests in New Hampshire. I also remember watching my middle son ski then too. (He was too fast for me to keep up with.) I don't ski anymore (pity), but I don't know if I ever felt more at peace than I did then (unless it was the moments of apres ski in the lodge in front of a fire with a drink in front of me).

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  4. Very pretty picture .. the sun coming through the trees is very pretty .. almost reminds me of the scene in the woods from Twilight.

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  5. Cool pic...and we have a "Destructo", too.

    Happy ATWT!

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  6. I could probably do an entire post on Pines and all things pine. Love it. I believe that there is something intrinsically cleansing about the forest and the pines. You know that point that reach once you have walked in just far enough that all of the worlds sounds disappear and all you are left with are whisperings of the forest and those cathartic smells. Oohhh

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  7. Fantastic pic... captures SO much!

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  8. Pine is awesome....we have many memories of using pine at our house and our new house is ALL pine, from the floor to the trim!

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  9. Love the feeling captured in your photo.

    Hope you are feeling better!

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  10. I rememeber playing under the pines at my grandmothers house

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  11. It's beautiful! I could smell the pine through the picture.

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  12. The way that the sun filters through the trees in the picture leaves a magical quality. Beautiful.

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  13. beautiful pic, sentiment and i have the same thing going on with numero uno son...he just turned 20.

    fuck.

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  14. Awww how sweet. My daddy says that I'm his favorite. I suspect he says that to all his kids. I just don't see the same twinkle in his eyes when he says it to the OTHERS!!! HA HA HA ... Just kidding.

    Lovely photo and sentiment.

    blessings!

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  15. I love that picture. Had a boy myself, and when I see pictures of little boys, romping, it kind of twists your heart a bit, doesn't it?
    Pearl

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  16. What a wonderful thing to say, about the connection you feel to your son. How beautiful a feeling that must be!

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  17. ooohhhh...that is SUCH a beautiful picture! You just have to watermark it, because if not, it will probably turn up on one of those free clip art sites with an html code attached to it, for using on myspace and other stuff like that!

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  18. Thanks for stopping by my photo blog, you asked about the picture of my daughter in the pool. Here is the EXIF data, this was back in 2003 and I had an HP C850 camera. The pool light was on so the water was light from underneath. I love being inthe pool in the dark with the light on!
    Focal Length: 10.9mm

    Exposure Time: 0.101 s (1/10)

    Aperture: f/2.8

    ISO Equiv.: 200

    Metering Mode: center weight

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  19. yeah...I feel the same way around him !! xxo P

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