Thursday, July 16, 2009

Secret in the Old Dogwood Tree



If you have been reading my blog for a while.....you may remember that back on May 1st I did a post titled Grace....It happened to be my daughter's birthday and it included some vintage postcards addressed to a young Grace back in the early 1920's....In any case my photographs revolved around the blossoms of this old dogwood tree......



Being a parent of single young adults ... young love is on my mind.....
.... I admit....I have been fantasizing a bit.....



Combine these romantic musings with childhood recollections of an old tree we used to pass on our drive to my grandparents farm....This special tree had a big hole in the side which had been tarred over and the resident artist of the home it stood in front of, frequently painted varying characters on the flat tarred surface ......Bugs Bunny, Woody the Woodpecker, Mickey Mouse, Tinkerbell....to name a few that I recall.....It was a highlight of our short drive to Nana and Pop's farmhouse and if the tree happened to reveal a new painting.....we would all exclaim with delight as we drove past......



Anyway, this old dogwood in our backyard has a similar hole in it where a branch once grew ... The hole in our tree is not tarred over...in fact the cavity makes a perfect hideaway for some small trinket... or.... perhaps a love note? Hmmm....Is there a secret to unlock? What will we discover? You can see that my imagination has taken a turn....



Perhaps two young lovers....a Romeo and Juliet....could leave secret exchanges here...











Perhaps I have an overactive imagination and am ridiculously silly tonight....perhaps I am a romantic....perhaps you would like to write your own story?
Good night! :)

26 comments:

Gigi said...

Not silly at all! I LOVE overactive imaginations, and this post is wonderfully romantic. Just lovely.

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Only a true romantic would think of such beautiful thoughts.
Rob is very lucky to have you.
xo
Carole

Aimee said...

What a beautiful post!!! Very romantic...

Aimee

marble rose said...

It's lovely - you soppy thing!

When my 1st DD was a toddler, having no garden, I used to take her to the park and when she wasn't looking hide some tiny tiny little books in the roots of trees and say they were from the fairies. She loved it! But she always wanted to leave them there !


Fleur
xx

Kay said...

Mmmm thinking up my own story...mine may be more gothic!!.. but I love your post and fab photos..esp. the heart and key.. beautiful....

Allidink said...

Ooo very romantic thoughts! ;) Love the photos.

All the best,
Allison

Les Cotrions said...

A very suggestive and charming post Laura!
Wish you a nice week end!
Vale

B E L D E C O R said...

Dear Laura,
a really great post....
Have a wonderfull weekend
Hugs Bine

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

What a romantic post, Laura. I love your sweet imagination!

Bleudelavande said...

Wooowwww Laura such a geat and romantic post you made!!!
Have a sunny weekend, big hugs.

Jacqueline said...

Oh. You old romantic , you.......What a lovely story and what wonderful pictures.I think that, if we did that in London, the trinket would be stolen within seconds....not so much where I live though as i am just outside of London and in my own bit of countryside. I'm off now to look inside every hole in every big tree that I can find !!!!

cheryl kuhn said...

What an amazing post filled with beautiful thoughts and photos!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

What a sweet post filled with beautiful thoughts.

bonne said...

i love your beautiful blog, love your expressions and photos!

Floss said...

To tell a romantic story using the beauty of nature and the charm of vintage pieces - that's not silly, it's wonderful! Thanks for feeding all our imaginations.

Anne Marie said...

well.....little lady.......where do I begin.......


that one picture of the two hearts in the tree should be the cover to the book, or should i say romantic novel.....entitled 52 Dogwood....


pray I continue?

Rosemary said...

You are a woman after my own heart!
A romantic!! I love that. Maybe the fairies live there. Who knows?
A a lovely weekend.
Oh yeah, I use to call my grandparents Nana and Pop too!
Rosemary

Elyse said...

one of the many joys of blogging -- discovering the possibilities, telling a short story. a very pretty and whimsical post.

i had a nana and pop, too.

xo

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

When I come here I feel like I just opened up a beautiful book.

Caroline at Caroline's Lost and Found said...

Oh, what a sweet post! Take care, Caroline

Isabel said...

I actually think this is a magical entry about a magical place. Your photos come from the heart of an artist...I think that maybe this fertile imagination of yours is tellin you...you SHOULD write the story! Lovely!

Alicia said...

Nothing silly about romantic longings & stories. I love the notion of it as a post box for secret lovers...

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Love those earthy hearts! What a creative way to photograph them.

Magdalena said...

Hi, I`m sitting here and looking at your pictures...those two hearts have such a lovely colours...
Hugs
Magdalena at Color Sepia

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

I LOVE this post! And I love this tree!! It reminds me of To Kill A Mockingbird! It was always my favorite part when they found the surprises from Boo Radley in the tree!!! Love it!
Hugs,
Amy

Sandoren og Blåsten said...

What a beautiful old dogwood tree! We don`t have these trees in Norway. I liked your romantic story, especially today,at Valetine`s day!

Very nice blog!

Hugs from Gry K