Think of your strong images of trees.
Climbing? Jumping from them? Picking pears from low branches? I am fortunate to know days of those sports. Here are more leaves of this memory scrapbook –
Palms bowing down against the wet sluice of hurricanes.
Brown hairs of Resurrection Fern transforming to lime green after rain.
Morning glory vines traveling up a tree trunk, in purple bloom
Imagining the scattered community Champion trees of Florida & delighting in knowing the giant grove our trees across the state cumulatively contribute, to the national compilation.
An open air performance of my one-act play about visionary Laura Jepsen, under a live oak tree named Lichgate Oak, the tree that Laura Jepsen saved in Lichgate Park.
A bouquet of shiny magnolia leaves, forevermore evergreen, to editor & writer Nancy Adams, who wrote a journal entry about memories of trees, which brought me to focus my thoughts beyond the annual Christmas tree hunt.
Closing with exuberant wishes for a great Christmas season & also with my photographs of three beloved Florida trees-
Fishing net and lights tree of Cedar Key
Doll tree at Dania/Hollywood of the Seminole Tribe of Florida
Beloved, legendary Lichgate Oak, Tallahassee . All photographs c. Jan Godown Annino