Thursday, June 18, 2009

Awesome


The tree on the left is a magnificent copper beech. On the Garden Tour this last weekend, one of the houses was situated next to one the original old graveyards in Dartmouth. There were a couple of magnificent trees that overhung their yard. It was these trees that made the home owners decide to purchase and create their garden.
We walked into the graveyard after and took some pics. The picture of the tree below is not the trunk! Those are two limbs branching off the trunk! It is an ENORMOUS old tree. High, high up the trunk there are some initials carved, professing love. I was wondering just how long ago they were etched there. Where are those lovers now? Are they still here? Do they remember carving their names ? That beautiful tree will carry their poem as long as it lives.


Yesterday mum and I went to the Garden Party of The Honourable Mayann E. Francis, ONS, DHumL, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia! It was fun. Pics to come:)

7 comments:

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

Oh, if only those trees could write our History...aren't they magnificent!
Great post...
Char.

Kathy said...

What magnificent photos and what gorgeous trees!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Oh my goodness! Those initials could be mine! Over 30 years ago, a lovely young man and I walked through a graveyard in Dartmouth (near where the Sportsplex is now); and he carved our initials in the tree. SM + JM.

You know, you don't even have to tell me if they're ours -- at least, not right away. You could just let me bask in the memory of that lovely young man and the sweet young girl!

Middle Aged Woman Blogging said...

Fun post and beautiful pictures. Good job!

LilyHaven said...

I love trees and those are stunning! What a truly lovely post.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful tree! Don't you wish it could talk?

Anne said...

Hi, Shelagh! I love taking pictures like this of trees. I just love looking up through the canopy and seeing the sunlight filtering through and seeing the tall, strong, mighty trunks.