Recently, my husband and I went to a park that's surrounded by farmlands on the outskirts of the city. I needed to clear my head and be out in the open air and among the trees. We had a picnic and spent the afternoon walking through the park. As it's out in the country, it was virtually empty when we arrived.
As we walked through the park looking for a spot to have a picnic, I found this monkey puzzle tree branch.
When I was a university student, one of my part-time jobs on campus was with the university landscaping crew. I loved that job as I was outdoors all day working with some interesting people. The university had lots of trees, so I pretty much raked leaves all year round. I even took my puppy to hang out with me one day while I worked. The gardeners taught me the names of trees. I loved the brillant yellows of the Gingko in Autumn and the bony white branches of the Birches. Another tree that I liked was called a monkey puzzle tree.
Incidentally, it was while I was working this job that I first ran into Matt, my husband. We didn't talk that day, I just stared at him and smiled as he walked by.
What's your favorite tree?
More shadow shots at HeyHarriet's shadow shot sunday.