Wednesday, May 30, 2007

A Wordless Wednesday Update

Due to the fact that I worked a total of 48 hours from 7:00 a.m. Sunday to 3:00 p.m. this afternoon with yesterday being another double-shift, I just didn't have the time to do a Wordless Wednesday post this week. However, I thought I would do a Wordless Wednesday post of sorts this evening.

Anyone remember my Wordless Wednesday post on April 4th? I had taken a picture of the very large tree out in front of the Norwich Free Academy while waiting to attend Amanda's Spring Concert Band performance. It was still pretty cold here in Connecticut so the trees had not yet begun to bud and were still looking pretty barren.

Many thought this looked like a "ghost tree" or something out of Lord of the Rings or The Legend of Sleepy Hollow and I would have to concur. I think many a director of a Hollywood fright-fest would find this tree to be quite fascinating.

As they say "time changes everything" and that most definitely applies when it comes to trees every Spring and Fall. The below picture is the same tree and was taken last week when I was attending the outdoor Pop Concert at NFA. Big difference, isn't it?

I apologize for the quality of the picture but I was obviously facing the wrong way in regards to the light and it was hard to get the whole tree in the picture. It probably would have helped if I had been able to remember the angle that was in the original picture and had tried to replicate it but, truth be told, it was a spur of the moment thought to take a picture so that I could do a comparison post and I couldn't remember from which angle I took the original.

You can't really tell from this picture but the tree is not a weeping willow as a lot of people previously thought even though it tends to look like it. It doesn't have tendrils but rather regular, rich green leaves which cover the branches that all hang down giving it the weeping willow effect.

I doubt that most kids who attend Norwich Free Academy give much thought to the beauty of the campus but it really is quite the place with quite the tree.


  1. Anonymous11:41 PM EDT

    Whoa. That's an amazing tree. Never seen anything like it. The Before and After shots are fascinating. Good stuff! Are you sure that's not a weeping willow?

  2. Anonymous12:49 AM EDT

    wow; you have the perspective perfect on those two shots!

  3. Anonymous5:17 AM EDT

    Amazing, ain't it. Those are lovely pictures, by the way.

  4. Now THAT'S "eye candy"! You do have a way w/ the camera, Linda. Thanks for sharing this talent. Have a great weekend!

  5. Anonymous9:18 AM EDT

    I love before and after pics. The after is fabulous!

  6. That is one glorious tree!

  7. WOW! Now that one HUGE tree... I loved the before picture but the after picture is just WOW!!!!

  8. I can hardly believe it's the same tree. Its transformation is amazing and awe-inspiring. Wow!!!

  9. beautiful tree,
    thanks for posting the compare/contrasts shots!

  10. Glad you gave an explaintion or I would have thought it to be a Weeping Willow. Really neat. What contrast as well. Hard to believe it's the same tree, but the background proves it is. Have a great day. :)

  11. That is a super tree. Having to work 48 hours is tough.

  12. great photo show linda.....


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