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Tuesday, August 27, 2013


There is a definite change in the weather around here lately. We have been enjoying warm to hot sunny days for about a month and a half, but over the past week, actually got quite a few sprinkles and rain breaks. Yesterday was one such day. I took my camera out on a walk through Dodge Park on the Sandy River. I wanted to use my fisheye lens in a "looking up" photo to show that the leaves are still green and have not started changing, and was keeping my eye open for an ideal tree for my shot. I came across this one, who's trunk was carved on all sides with many names and hearts. Surprisingly, despite the damage, the tree was in great shape!

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Our World Tuesday
Sweet Shot Tuesday
Nature Notes 
Tuesday Muse 
ABC Wednesday


  1. Great shot, like the moss covered branches.

  2. I am so glad that the tree was able to heal and looks good. People don't think. Yes we are moving toward fall, where did the summer go..Michelle

  3. Now that's great graffiti!

    abcw team

  4. Glad to see the tree lives on.
    Perfect word for the letter G.

  5. Such a magnificent tree!! Terrific capture for the day, Sarah!! Mt Hood made an appearance on my blog this week as well!! Have a great week!!

  6. Great choice for G! Only could you please write ABC Wednesday a bit bigger for everybody to see. I must say that I can hardly read it, sorry. The tree is really amazing and must be very old.
    Have a great week.
    Wil, ABCW Team

  7. Hey, great shot, though not usually a fan of graffiti!

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  8. Cool tribute to memories!

  9. I really hate seeing this done to trees, but I do love your shot. :)

  10. So sad! But the tree is beautiful despite the carvings. - Margy

  11. Great shot! Glad the tree is still healthy.

  12. Wonderful photo!
    Happy ABC Wednesday!
    Lea's Menagerie

  13. That is a big tree, i think i will be posting the same in my other blog as i saw different tree kinds from my long weekend escapades. It is amazing how all the kids worldwide really had fun and thinking of immortalizing their names on tree barks!


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