Sunday Trees – 6th Year (312)

Today marks the 6th Anniversary of
Sunday Trees

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Once upon a time, Sunday Trees was a challenge on another person’s blog; I was introduced to it by another blogger.  I did not expect my participation to last beyond the trees I had on file.  As what happens frequently in the blogging world – the other two put aside blogging. By then, Sunday Trees on “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea” morphed into a featured post – standing alone from the original short-lived “challenge”.

As with most challenges lingering in the back of my mind, and with camera in hand – I started noticing “special trees” … one tree at a time.  To me, special trees are the ones unique in stature,  the ones which submit a unique perspective or character, seem to tell a story, or propose a special message.  Quickly, the number of trees in my files expanded – particularly after day trips, side trips or vacations.  In the earlier years – if I wasn’t on my own – and my husband was driving – frequently I grabbed his arm and exclaimed “STOP!!!”  He would look at me like I had two-heads – and ask why.  “I want to take a photo of “that tree”!!!  He was incredulous … but to his credit – he stopped, backed-up or turned-around so I could capture the tree I wanted.

I usually rely on my “big” camera or “quick” camera; but if needed, I will use my phone (or I’ve been known to borrow a phone and the forward the photo to myself ). 😉   Nowadays, my husband and even my friends point out special trees to me.

A couple of months ago, I took a bucket-list trip to Ireland.  As we meandered among lush grounds and gardens along the coastline, I “managed” 😀 to find some magical trees tucked away in woodlands and National Forests.  The concept of dedicating the 7th year of Sunday Trees to Irish Trees emerged while happily snapping away.

Well, needless to say … even if I do not see another tree in the next few years, I have enough trees for at least 3+ (or more) years of Sunday Trees.  😀

So as we go into this next year — I will feature the trees discovered on the Emerald Isle of Ireland.

Bunratty Castle
County Clare, Ireland

 

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Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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38 Responses to Sunday Trees – 6th Year (312)

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  2. Dahlia says:

    Congratulations Becca on your sixth year and a wonderful challenge. I also do the same while on trips and even errands around town – snap up trees at traffic signals 😉 And all my friends and family not only point out but also forward tree photos 🙂 Thanks a lot for a wonderful challenge!

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  4. prior.. says:

    congrats on 6 years – woo hoo and perfect pic for the anniversary – the glisten has a celebratory feel.

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  5. amoralegria says:

    Congratulations on the anniversary, Becca! I love trees and am participating today for the first time. http://amoralegria.com/2017/11/05/sunday-trees-monterey-peninsula/

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  7. Congratulations, Becca! Six years is amazing! I know your challenge has opened my eyes to new views of trees! I love ’em! I got tagged for the B&W 7-day challenge so have combined today. Here’s my contribution for today: https://livingwithmyancestors.wordpress.com/2017/11/05/black-white-challenge-day-2/

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  10. Renee Espriu says:

    How wonderful to take a trip to a place with such beauty and the castles…I watch lots of travel shows and if there is a place that takes me to where there are castles I am enthralled. Beautiful photo Becca! I think it is delightful you should ask him to stop for you to take one. I have so enjoyed all of them. Thank You!

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  14. Mama Cormier says:

    Thank you for sharing the history of Sunday Trees. I look forward to your tree from Ireland. I’ve been there a couple of times and Bunratty Castle is one of many castles that we explored.

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  15. lifelessons says:

    Happy 6th anniversary, Becca. My trees this week lack shade, but not good wishes: https://judydykstrabrown.com/2017/11/05/sunday-trees/

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  17. shoreacres says:

    I didn’t know the history of Sunday Trees — very interesting. Congratulations to you, and what a wonderful idea, to share trees from your trip. I’ll look forward to those, and I know I’ll enjoy them as much as I always enjoy your posts.

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  18. DailyMusings says:

    what wonderful trees you share- the view of this one is great!

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  19. ksbeth says:

    congrats, becca – and they are so pretty

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  20. Rupali says:

    Congratulations Becca and I am so happy to be part of this wonderful theme.
    Here is my entry to mark the celebration.
    https://mazeepuran.wordpress.com/2017/11/05/sunday-trees-75/

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  22. writenlive says:

    Congratulations to you Becca, on your perseverance!

    Good to know the story behind Sunday Trees 🙂

    It is really a wonderful Challenge. I have always loved trees and even when walking on roads, I notice all the trees lining it. I love them and through your challenge, I am encouraged to share them on my blog.

    Thanks and looking forward to many more years of your excellent snapshots!

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  23. jesh stg says:

    Oh my goodness, six years, that’s worth a celebration! Congrats Becca:):)
    https://artworksfromjeshstg.wordpress.com/2017/11/04/throughout-time

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