|Standing, for now|
I was pulling into the parking lot at our son's school as I had done countless times before. This place has been our home away from home for more years than I dare admit - my wife teaches there, and our older kids studied there, too - so the entire campus is pretty much committed to muscle memory.
And something on this morning seemed off.
At first I couldn't quite figure it out. But then it hit me: The sky was a lot more open than I remembered it. The stand of old growth, delightfully tall trees at the edge of the parking lot had been partially cut down, leaving a gaping void where lush greenery once stood.
I immediately thought back to the photo above. I had taken it as part of a series this past March. The kids were attending an after-school program, and I was waiting in the parking lot with little to do beyond fiddle with my camera and stare. So I took a walk in the snow and shot the moment.
Little did I know that this would be the last picture I'd ever take of this particular tree.
And so we have this week's theme. Because they can disappear in a blink.
Your turn: Shoot a tree, or branches, or, as you can see here, both. Post the result - or results - to your blog or website, then leave a comment here letting folks know where to find it. Visit other participants through the week to share the photographic joy, and feel free to invite a friend along for the ride. For more info on how Thematic works, click here. Thanks again for making this such a highlight. Enjoy...