Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Project 354: Day 4 Perseverance

  continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition
This is the orange tree that we planted in our backyard not long after we bought our house.   Last winter was a cold one down here in Texas and we forgot to cover it up a few of the nights of freezing temperatures and it was pretty "dead" by the end of winter.   Jason almost dug it up, but decided to leave it and after 9 months, here it is.   The green is all new growth, but you can still see the dead branches that was the tree before.  

 If someone were to ask me the things I enjoy the most, I'd say stamping/card making, reading, and photography, but especially nature macro photography.   The macro lens can capture so much that you miss with the naked eye.   I just spent about 5 minutes outside snapping these today, but I loved every single second of it.  
 This rose reminds me of myself at this moment.   What was once a whole, complete flower has been decimated by the happenings of life, but one petal remains.  
 And this one, life.  It can be thorny, but with the thorns does come beauty.   It all depends on the season if you have beautiful flowers or just stems full of thorns.
This is Eli's tree right now.   It usually blooms out beautifully for his birthday, so it is only fitting that it is brown and dead with his angel day approaching.

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