Sunday, April 8, 2012

wedding tree ~ 04/08/12 ~ Garland Ranch



How often will our wedding anniversary land on Easter? While extending our regrets for leaving the Highlands shin-dig early, a sentimental fellow best known as "Boo" suggested we take Easter egg offerings for our wedding tree. That's exactly what we did! Once the kids' egg and adults' beer hunts were finished, we found cracked eggs we liked and wrapped them up for our hike up to the mesa. It was great fun selecting our own hiding spots on our tree. Notice the ant on mine? Many ants came to check it out. Andy hid his high in a nook. The vernal greenery on this deciduous oak was notably varied this year with clusters of tight buds to soft unfurled leaves. Click to see this tree on April 8 in 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011.

ps 04/12/12 - I looked for fairy fingers and could not find them.

5 comments:

Imperfect and tense said...

Belated Happy Anniversary! Best wishes from all at TT.

Jennifer said...

Happy Anniversary you guys! What a great idea to bring the eggs and hide them in the tree. The vibrant colors look so beautiful nestled in the oak. It's so interesting to see the tree transform year after year.

Jeannette said...

Happy Anniversary...wouldn't it be fun to have a motion sensitive camera to leave and see who else might feast on your eggs?

Cindy said...

Oh my, that is an old tree. Usually trees don't change that quickly in a few years, so the links to the series of photos are very interesting

Katie (Nature ID) said...

Thank you all for your comments! I love that we exchanged wedding vows under this tree and hike up to it every April 8 (except 2007).