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Copyright: Larry Doyle (techranger) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 233 W: 9 N: 1075] (3462)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-13
Categories: Trees
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ20
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-07-15 8:43
Viewed: 2972
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The reason for this photo is because I have lost an old friend. This is the base of the Sugar Maple tree from which I took many of my autumn, fallen leaf photos. The tree has died this year... a victim of its own self-destruction. I knew this would happen some day but the tree was priced right (and no one else wanted it) when I bought it and it has lasted quite a few years providing privacy, shade, and beautiful autumn leaves. And, I might add, in its death provided the material for a daily devotional. :)

Maybe next year I will plant that oak tree, which up until now, I had no room for.

There are those of us that have
produced much appreciated beauty
and joy in the world
only to have life cut short
by such roots of destruction.

“There are seeds of self-destruction in all of us
that will bear only unhappiness
if allowed to grow.”
- Dorothea Brande

Taken as per usual with similar PP work.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-07-15 17:43]

Hi Larry,

A lovely memorial to your beloved tree. It's sad to lose something which has brought pleasure. I love seeing the new growth amongst the fallen leaves. I don't think I have seen a Maple tree since I moved out west.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-07-16 2:15]

Hi Larry,the life continue...great idea this memory of your friendly tree,and nice pic too,now the leaf sleep whit the father....have a nice day! Luciano

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-07-16 2:40]

Hello Larry,
yes....I like your note very much. It harmonises with the picture you shared.
May our life full with love, care and share.
Appreciate you concern for the soul and life.


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