Thursday, November 26, 2015

Five years in the taking


We've all heard about something being five years in the making.

Well for the last five years I've wanted to take photos of the annual tree trimming of the type of trees that I call paint-by-number because of the bark markings that seem to be a series of different oval and circles just waiting for color to be added.


Either I haven't had my camera when we've passed them in previous years, or by the time I went for my camera and returned, the trees were empty. These men move fast.

Today, as we drove by, my camera was in hand and on, but the traffic moved too fast. 

Rick went to the next turn around, went back, parked on the side of the road and took a whole series for me.

He did miss the cutter who was scratching his rear.

Now the trees will be barren until spring.

There is something very Myth of Sisyphus in the growth, trimming, growth, trimming, growth, trimming...

1 comment:

Ginger Dawn Harman said...

It is a beautiful tree. It reminds me of the art of bonsai.