Thursday, May 7, 2009

Stop Thinking About It, Just Do It.



If you're driving around on the back roads of Solebury, Pa., you will see this tree. My mother-in-law provided the face, because she's a free spirit and felt moved to do it. It's one of the cool things about her, and I can't help but wonder how many children saw that tree from the back seat of their parent's car and had their imaginations set a glow.

20 comments:

Dooder City said...

How joyous and exciting to be looking at a tree like this. I want to always have this kind of spirit like your mother in law!

Dominica said...

Little scary too, if you would pass by at night ...but then again, nothing scares me more than seeing Michael Jackson at 11PM in a forest !!

Elizabeth Marie said...

How fun! :)

JFK Jean said...

For some reason, I'm a little skeeved by it lol and it takes a lot for me to be taken aback like that

word ver: Gleti. Sounds like some knock off jello......

cait said...

Makes me think of the talking trees out of those old cartoons. Cool..this might be your inspiration for writing that chidren's book you always wanted to write.

diane said...

Dooder: She's done some great art over the years.

Dominica: Haha, it does remind me a little of wacko jacko, come to think of it.

Elizabeth Marie: Fun is just how we roll here.

JFK Jean: Come on, you're a NY boy, aren't you? I thought you were tougher than that.

Cait: Me too. It does look like it could talk, or maybe chuck an apple at you.

SkylersDad said...

Thanks a lot, that will haunt me in my dreams now!

frances said...

hahaha i can definitely emphathise with that!
it's actually THE tidiest place in the world though, so calming!
this tree is excellent, i want to see it. x

becca. said...

nice photos! x0

diane said...

(whispering)SkyersDad, we're coming to get you.

Frances: If you ever come out this way, I'll tell you where it is.

becca: Thanks. Cute Hubby actually took these photos, after The Party, while I was waiting in the car at a stop sign, with a line of cars behind me. Good times.

Prunella Jones said...

How cool! Now I want to paint one of my own trees! Or maybe all of them.

Phat Mama said...

Very cool!

drollgirl said...

bahah!!! this is so great! and she sounds like a very fun lady. we need more of those in life!

drollgirl said...

um, with regards to your comment on my camping post, i hope i never have to squeal like a pig. shudder! :)

and hope your weekend is FANTASTIC!

Jack Daniel said...

that´s a good way of making fun of children. but I bet some of the kids would cry. I would´ve cried if I was like...4. I´ll probably have thoughts like: ´The tree is going to haunt me to my bedroom´.

Traceytreasure said...

I think all trees have a face! This one is more beautiful, though! I wish I could give it a hug!

Hugs!!

diane said...

Pru: You should definately paint all of your trees. Have some wine first.

Phat Mama: Totally.

Drollgirl: She is too cool for words, honestly. With regards to my fantastic week-end, I'll be watching my grand daughter on Saturday & working on Sunday, sigh.

JD: I bet you were completely adorable when you were little. I was afraid of the trees outside of my house too.

TraceyTreasure: Are you a tree hugger? I am. I talk to them and give them little "pats".

Cait said...

Thanks for the note. Hope you have a good weekend.

Girl Interrupted said...

lol Oh that's so cool! I love trees, and I think you can always see a face or some kind of form if you look closely enough. It would have totally enchanted me to see that, especially as a child.

Trees do become creepy and sinister at night though.

I think I read too many Narnia stories :P

roxanne said...

so lovely!