Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Face Lift

I'm ready for light colors and springtime so I changed my background color to white.


It's crisp and clean and uncomplicated.


There's no profound message today, no witticisms, nothing deep to ponder.


Just a pretty tree on a stark white background.


Simplicity.

Perfection.

Just breathe.

16 comments:

judypatooote said...

I found you on naturegirls blog and dropped by because I thought you have an interesting blog heading....your pictures are beautiful....I love photography too, and I love to write poems...I also have a poem blog.....but I got started late in life....I wish I would have known how much fun it is to take pictures.....and put words with them.....but as long as my fingers will move, I guess there is nothing stopping me from doing it now.... enjoyed all your posts..... judy

Frances, said...

What a stately tree! Do you know what it is?
Frances

Nancy J. Bond said...

Simple. Beautiful. Simply beautiful.:)

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Welcome, Judy! I visited your blog but my computer decided to freeze and I couldn't comment. I'll try again later - I REALLY loved your photos and your stories of your childhood, German friends and parents and friends. And that wooden boat - swoon! I'll be back - promise! Debi

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Frances - This is a dogwood tree located in the Huntsville Botanical Garden with a fascinating story. When Huntsville decided to widen a main road in 1995 this ancient dogwood tree was in the yard of an old homestead right smack dab in the path of progress. The community banded together and raised funds to save the tree. It's ancient - well over 110 years old, best estimate. When they moved it the root ball was 18 feet in diameter and weighed 83,000 lbs. It has a place of honor in the Garden. My husband and I were married just on the other side of it in a gazebo.

(I didn't memorize all that - I took a photo of the sign at the time so I would have the data!)

This tree is huge. I'll post some more photos of it if you'd like.

Thanks for visiting! xo - Debi

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Hello Nancy. White space is good. Hope you enjoyed a moment of peace.xo - Debi

Carla said...

That is a beautiful tree and I'm glad you gave us it's history. I didn't know about it, even though I used to live in the Huntsville area.

Dark type on white looks good. Very easy to read.

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Yes. "Easy" is the Word of the Day. Glad you stopped by, Carla. xo - Debi

Daniel Spurgeon said...

Beautiful photo of a beautiful tree! Interesting history as well! With this warm rain we are having here in North Alabama- the flowers and grass will be popping out in full force. I noticed the Coral Buckeye plants are blooming now. I like the new look of your blog!

wcgillian said...

Let me throw my 2 cents in. Wow! Love that one. Nice job

RJ

Naturegirl said...

As fresh as a breathe of Spring!
(I answered your Q. at my blog re:
Saguaro) Yes I will!!
sunkissed in AZ.. NG

Blessing Counter said...

Makes me want to wash white sheets and hang them out to dry! I can just smell the clean right off my computer screen! Love it! (and you!)

Sherry at the Zoo said...

That tree screams (rather whispers) spring and calmness and bliss).

Beautiful picture!

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

Greetings, all........

Daniel - The tree is cool, and I hope you get to see it in it's full glory....which will be VERY soon, if not already. I love my buckeyes! They're just about to burst - this weekend may be IT!

Randy - Thanks for stopping by and taking a gander at this grand, old tree.

Nature Girl - I can't wait to see your Saguaro bloom photos, gal. Man, you are in my version of Heaven. Arizona's desert in springtime (or anytime, frankly) is stunning! Keep me posted.

Carol My Dearest Friend - Nature Girl is in your neck of the woods ... or close by anyway. You ladies should share Nature Stories!

Sherry - Glad you enjoyed the tree, babe. It's quite special. This was the first time ever that I'd caught it perfectly. Always, I was too early or too late to capture it perfectly. Those times're rare when you live an hour away from a gem like that!

Thanks everyone for all your nice comments on the simplicity of being.

turning leaf said...

Hey Debi
I like what you've done with the place! ;0)

I remember that wonderful photo. What a great visual to represent the fresh, virginal start to spring. We've finally landed ourselves some warm spring weather - 14C today (mid-50sF) so I guess it's out to clean up Guinness' and Jack's winter 'deposits' at the Bank of Poop today. Oh joy!
Breathing.....

xox

albertapostcards said...

perfect -- as you might have guessed, I love a nice clean white background on blogs. It allows the words and the photos to speak. Gorgeous tree you posted. Gorgeous.

Diane

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