I was out with my Big Girl’s camera (that’s the Canon DSLR) looking for images of springtime (or birds of prey). In my travels I came upon this breathtaking tree–I have no idea what it is–but it looks like a weeping willow with white flowers. I’ve read that weeping willows have yellow buds. Anyway, I saw this tree from the road and had to get a closer look::
I began snapping pictures of branches, flowers, roots, bark furiously. I stood underneath what can only be described as the umbrella canopy of the tree and looked up. The sun shone through a net of lacy flowers as branches provided a dark and intricate web of design. I felt as though I was in a sanctuary–one that rivals Notre Dame–and I praised God for His creation. And I took a ton of pictures.
Note:: Faith from Japan has identified this tree as a weeping sakura, which is a Japanese cherry tree. Benny also identified the “weeping cherry” tree. Thanks!
I am continually amazed by how many pictures I can take of a single object from various angles and using different manual camera settings. A tree itself has intricate details, all of which need to be observed, appreciated, savored. I love that I can use a lens to capture a bit of that magic to share with others. The following are all pictures of the yet-to-be-identified tree from various focal points.