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Saturday, October 8, 2011

Autumn Splendor

This beautiful tree in front of our home as been there since we moved in. It is a Chinese Golden Rain tree and now is blooming in all of its Autumn Splendor. A lovely sight to behold and like all things vintage I would say its branches have many stories to tell. The first day of school when our children along with other  neighborhood children would gather to have their photograph taken in that special outfit that was carefully chosen for that First day. Fresh smiling faces full of anticipation and excitement. Then there was  Halloween when the pumpkins were carefully placed here and there and ghost and skeletons would hang from the branches. Then later the winds would blow and all the leaves would fall, what fun it was to rake piles of leaves and then jump on top, only to be raked up all over again. Spring would come with new buds and branches forming  ready to have the bird houses and feeders filled and children climbing to their favorite spot. Summer would come, birthday parties held, pinatas broken, forts built,  Yes, this tree whispers of days past. Now Grandchildren visit, tea parties are held, stories shared and another generation will grace Autumn Splendor leaving more stories to tell. Joining Pink Saturday, don't forget to go visit Beverly and all the lovely pinks shared!


suziqu's thread works said...

Trees like that are so special so old so graceful with many stories to behold! Trees are an essential part of our lives. This Golden Rain Tree is graced in all it's Autumnal splendor at the moment.
Love and hugs,

joanna bolton said...

Beautiful post!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

If only it could share all the memories it holds ... it's good you have some wonderful memories that you can share!

Linda M. said...

Happy Pink Saturday Marilou, What a beautiful share with your tree and the story. I've never seen a tree like yours. It's amazing. Linda

Anonymous said...

Happy Pink Saturday
A wonderful display Marilou.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I think the tree is a part of your family! So nice to have such a pretty tree to highlight your home

Vicki said...

What beautiful memories. Happy Pink Saturday!

Daniella said...

what a lovely story! That tree is a gift that keeps on giving!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

OMG what a gorgeous tree, it almost does not look real it is so gorgeous! Thank you for your sweet congrats, it means a lot to me!!


The Artful Diva said...

Absolutely gorgeous tree - I'm sure your neighbors are pleased to have a beautiful view too!

Elaine said...

What a beautiful tree..I's sure it could tell many secrests. I remember having my picture taken on the first day of school in our special dresses, I still have some photos Happy pink Saturday

LV said...

What a truly beautiful tree. I can readily see why it is an eye catcher. How nice to see something like that each day.

Holly said...

Hi Marilou~
That tree is so gorgeous!! It holds such sweet memories! I loved the first day of school when my kids got to wear their new clothes. . my how time flies!
What new wonderful creation are you working on now?

Lululiz said...

I had never heard of that tree before, but my goodness, it is beautiful.

Robin Johnson said...

Oh. My. The tree is stunning. I've never seen a tree like that. Not sure if they have them in my area but you can be sure I'll be looking it up. what a fantastic addition to a landscape.

Cindy Adkins said...

How did I miss your beautiful tree? I was so busy with that seminar, I guess!

Thank you so much for your sweet letter...oh gosh, I'm lucky I got a few minutes to get on here with so much going on.
Sending love & hugs,

Daniella said...

Thank you for visiting my new blog ML! You are so sweet! THank you so much for your support and kind words!! Hopefully I can help others like me in some small way!
you are awesome!

Cindy Adkins said...

I love trees - I've never seen one like this! It's beautiful! Yes, I often think "if only trees could talk." Hugs,

A Magical Whimsy said...

Hi, Marilou
Thank you for visiting my blog and becoming a follower!
Have a lovely rest of the day~
Teresa in CA