"You know me, I think there ought to be a big old tree right there."
― Bob Ross
I can't help stealing from Bob, because I love trees and my son will be the first to tell you that I love taking pictures of them. I think I've shared nearly every side of this beauty that sits in front of our house. The kiddos sandbox is near it, the swing is close by, and we love evenings spent by this beautiful tree. This is the first thing you see when you come onto our place and it's the first thing I fell in love with. It reminds me of home and all that we want for our children. It gives me so much creative inspiration for my photos and is often featured on my Facebook page.
In my very early posts, I've mentioned how one tree near a creek at my childhood home always gave me peace. I'd go find it on the difficult days, read near it on the nice days, and miss it now that I'm older. That tree reminds me of so many of my childhood memories and happens to be the very first memory I have of wanting to take a nature photo.
Everyone needs "a big ole tree" that reminds them of their hopes and dreams. Life has a way to distract or challenge us, making it hard to remember what drives us. I'd be lying if I said that I haven't lost sight or inspiration for my goals and dreams. Lord knows there's been days that I haven't wanted to get my camera out even if my heart says, You need this. When I look out our window at a sunrise or sunset and see this tree and feel that sense of peace, I'm reminded of why I like sharing my photos- I hope to give everyone the same feeling that I have, Lord know we all need that more these days!
So friend, go and find your "big ole tree". Find that thing that sets your soul and heart on fire.