Weekly Photo Challenge: Favorite Place

My favorite place to be, especially this time of year, is the deck overlooking my back yard. For the next month, the saturation of colors will intensify almost daily until Spring gives way to a more consistent Summer green. It is my happy place again in the Fall when I watch the dense green trees turn orange and gold on their  way to Winter gray. Yes, my favorite place to be is right outside my back door!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Favorite Place

We Are Branches

DSC03213 (4)On the tree of life

rooted by my ancestors

I am but a branch

The word “branch” always means family to me because of my husband’s fondness for genealogy. As he spends hours and hours researching our family history, he continually strives to learn more, to go back farther and farther, and to correct inaccuracies in existing records. When you are aware of the generations that have come before you, you realize what a small twig you are in the grand scheme of things.

My response to today’s one-word prompt: Branch

Photo taken at the city park in Auckland, New Zealand