Monday, March 01, 2010

The Bremen Tree

On January 9, 2009, I emerged from Community Hospital of Bremen, where I occasionally work, and walked into a snowstorm. CHB is situated on the outskirts of a small town, surrounded by a cornfield and a horse farm. As I walked toward my truck, a tree across the cornfield caught my eye, and I pulled out the point and shoot camera I usually keep in the truck to take a picture.

Tree in Winter

In subsequent months, I resolved to document the tree in all four seasons, beginning with this picture in the spring, which I tinted green in postprocessing. In retrospect, I'm not sure that was a good idea, but there it is.

Tree in Spring

I got this picture in the summer, with corn growing in the foreground.

Tree in Summer

Due to peculiar weather patterns, we didn't have much fall color, and I didn't get an autumn picture. Oh well, maybe next year, I thought.

Last week, I was sad to see that this is all that's left of the majestic old tree. Why it was taken down, I don't know, but I'll miss it.

Stumps in Winter

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ramblingwoods said...

Awwww....I hate to see that. It looked good in the photos. I wonder why they took it down. I like the idea of documenting the seasons. I hope you are doing well and enjoying your adorable granddaughter......Thanks for posting to Nature Notes David.. Michelle

eileeninmd said...

Lovely set of photos, it is upseting when the cut down these pretty trees.

Stine in Ontario said...

How special that you took so many photos before the tree was taken down. Makes a great series of shots, although it's so sad the tree was cut down.

Anonymous said...

Great study of the majestic tree, but a sad close and a great loss to us all.


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