Friday, December 9, 2011

SkyWatch Friday

Once there was a tree..... and she loved a little boy. And every day the boy would come and he would gather her leaves and make them into crowns and play king of the forest. He would climb up her trunk and swing from her branches and eat apples. And they would play hide-and-go-seek. And when he was tired, he would sleep in her shade. And the boy loved the tree.......very much. And the tree was happy. (The Giving Tree)

This awesome, old tree is the Osage Orange tree that stands at Patrick Henry's Red Hill (that is Patrick Henry's law office in the background). This tree is believed to be 200-400 years old and was the largest of its species until it recently lost out to 2 others, 1 of which stands on a property in Alexandria once owned by George Washington.

You can find out more about historic trees by clicking HERE and you can see skies from all over the world by visiting Skyley!

Have a great weekend!


  1. Wow! A pretty sky and a great old tree. Nice combination. :)

  2. What a great old tree! Fine shot of it too.

  3. And osage tree, that is pretty old! A great post!


  4. It is magnificent Tanya! Just think of the stories it could tell if it could talk.

  5. Great skies to watch through the bare branches.

  6. What a great old tree. And what a beautiful sky seen through the branches.

  7. I wonder what stories and history have passed by it...

  8. That is one of the best sky-watch pics I have seen. Very creative and the tree is gorgeous!


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