2.09.2012

Linked 52: quiet


I've joined my favorite ladies on the web, again, in addition to a few more...


This time our project is Linked 52. Luckily, I caught up with them only a few weeks into the assignments. 

The theme this week is quiet...listen...can you hear it?

South Florida would be overgrown with these beautiful banyan trees if it wasn't for developers. This particular tree is part of a huge lot of them on the property where my old elementary school used to stand. They are not pictured but there are at least a dozen more. Unfortunately, the school burned down some years ago. It was one of the oldest ones in our county, built in 1926. However, it closed its doors for good in 1986 after 68 years of educating children. 

Despite the fact that the grounds have been quiet for a couple of decades, I can still hear the excitement of children playing and swinging on the vines and branches of these beautiful trees. 

I should know...I was one of them.

14 comments:

  1. That may very well be the biggest tree I've ever seen. I like how you ventured down memory lane for this prompt. And so glad you are joining us again! :)

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  2. that is way cool...i spent plenty of days in trees as a kid...def a a cool tree too...

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  3. Agreed. Trees in Florida are epic. Are you on our linked list?

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  4. Stunning image! I would love to sit right there with a good book and feel the sun on my face.

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  5. This is GORGEOUS!! Oh Banyan trees. They are so stunning. One of my favorite things about FL. :)

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  6. I can't tell you how happy I was to see your email in my inbox and hear that you are playing along. I absolutely LOVED your "i'm thinking" photos. So excited you are going to play along in Linked too.

    This photo is absolutely stunning. The texture, composition, focus, processing - so perfect. And I love that you walked down memory lane too.

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  7. oh my that is beautiful!!!! So glad to have you joining us!!

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  8. I love this! What a beautiful tree. I'm glad you're playing along too. I'll be sure to add you to my list.

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  9. B&W is beautiful---the subtle softeness on the top of the trees and the empty park bench capture quiet perfectly!

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  10. Oh Liza, I adore this! Love the tree and the bench...I want to sit there under that tree. And I love your words that accompanied it.

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  11. What an awesome image! Did you use a lensbaby? Reading your story and looking at this image, I can almost hear the echoes of small child running and playing on what once was.

    Beautiful.

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  12. Hi Liza -- glad you joined in! I love your quiet moment. So peaceful. I grew up in Orlando (shout out to the Fla girls!) and my sister is currently in Naples. And I'm an Air Force spouse. Nice to meet you. :-)

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  13. sigh.

    this is lovely.

    i wish i could hop in this image and tie a rope swing to that tree. i can see my kids happily swinging away.
    i can hear their laughter :)

    what a beautiful shot.

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Thank you.