Thursday, January 19, 2012

Bellevue Photographer | Resilience

This is quite a departure from shooting seniors, boudoir, families or children.  My goodness, initially I thought that the news was going overboard, but as it's worked out, this has turned into quite a snow and ice storm.  I have a tree in my backyard that was causing me a fair amount of worry yesterday.  As you can see in the first image, well...  you can't see it, which is how it's supposed to be, but as the day progressed I noticed this large blob blocking my otherwise pretty view to the forest on the back of my property.  As the day went on, it dropped a few feet and another few feet until this morning it was on the ground!

If this tree were to snap, it was not is not in danger of hitting my home or shed, but it would be a very big mess for me to clean up!  I've learned that it's very hard to imagine how heavy a "seemingly" small limb weighs and this is a cedar tree!

I try to find the lessons in everything that comes my way, but today I was grateful that I had a the experience of watching every stage of this tree in it's descent to the snowy ground below.  It reminded me how we all need a soft place to land and with family and good friends, we are all resilient and can bounce back just as this tree is going to bounce back (I hope.)   It hasn't broken yet!  It may have a permanent bend and be crippled for a while, but over time, I believe it will bounce back.

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