Me: “Wait, wait, give me the camera!”
Eric: You’re not taking another picture of a tree, are you? (He doesn’t say this out loud, but I know he’s thinking it.)
Me: “Now go stand next to the trunk for scale.”
Me: “Okay, more to the left, back up…that’s it.”
Eric: Smiles for the camera.
Me: “Got it! Just look at the way the branches tangle around each other and…”
I love trees. I climbed them as a kid whenever possible. I yearned to live in a tree house, and my eyes popped when I saw the fabulous multi-story structure in the 1960 film Swiss Family Robinson. Maybe living on a wood boat comes close? And for all the tree photos I take, Eric snaps dozens of images of intriguing boats and curious engineering details that capture his eye. Sigh.
Allow me, then, to share some photos of memorable trees we have seen in New Zealand and Australia the past two years. How do I love thee? Let me count the ways….