dcs1204

dcs1204

Posted on 01/30/2014


Photo taken on January 29, 2014


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Ivy Tree

Ivy Tree
18. Nature – Your favourite tree – (Larkeo)
This is the tree in the front yard of my childhood and current home. We moved here in 1963. I was a very small child (height not age). The tree was only a couple of inches around and 6-8 feet tall. Now it is 10 feet in diameter, covered with ivy and very tall. In 1963 I was 4.5 feet, 60 pounds and a skinny as the tree. Now I am 5 feet, pounds and about 3.3 feet in diameter.

6 comments - The latest ones
Cathlon
Cathlon
I wonder why it is OK for a tree to thicken and stand strong but we worry about the doing the same thing? ;-}} I love the sky behind!
Seen in A Treasure Hunt
3 years ago.
dcs1204 has replied to Cathlon
I wonder about that too.....
3 years ago.
DeForest Ranger
DeForest Ranger
A very graceful tree!
3 years ago.
dcs1204 has replied to DeForest Ranger
Unfortunately, it has had to be forced into the shape we need rather that the one it would have chosen for its self. I thinks this happens to many people. Reminds me of the Bosnia being groomed to the will of its caretaker. Wired, snipped, forced to to someone else's bidding.
3 years ago.
Weld with Rob
Weld with Rob
Cool that the 2 of you have grown together.
And funny comparisons ;-}
3 years ago.
dcs1204 has replied to Weld with Rob
unfortunately like me, the tree is sturdy. But in Texas with lots of high winds with storms and our proclivity to ice storms rather that snow storms, they take quite a beating. Also, they grow with a wide umbrella. So, we have to keep them cut back from over roofs and drives. They grow quickly (I am sure that is why the builder planted them) but they do not really do well in a small yard. We have already had to cut one down. It was over the street and a side walk. Keeping it cut back had made is very unbalanced in appearance and structure. The other is loosing small to medium branches with each high wind.
3 years ago.