Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Wishing tree.

As I mentioned yesterday, I was having to do a little rule breaking. I didn't take this photo today, but if you check out yesterday's post you'll see why I just had to save it.

Just west of Castle Rock there is a highway that I consider the "scenic route." It consists mainly of equestrian properties and rolling hills...it's beautiful anytime of the year. Whenever possible, I try taking this route if I'm headed home from the northwest. And yesterday I had that chance.

There is a small park that I have passed for years, but have never stopped and visited...until yesterday. The brightly colored ribbons blowing in the breeze caught my attention. This "Sanctuary" is actually a park funded by the Colorado Lottery. There are several small paths, benches, meditation areas, bells hanging in the trees, nesting boxes, and of course - the Wishing Trees - there's three of them. It's a very peaceful place.

There is a box of ribbons on which people can write their wishes and tie them on to the trees. I began taking photos of the trees just straight on, but then decided to change my angle. I began shooting up, into the tree from the ground and was much happier with how those pictures turned out.

I didn't add any wishes of my own...if you visited the Wishing Tree, what would you wish for?

1 comment:

  1. Never heard of a wishing tree before, New blog on the Hx. of the Ladybug: http://historyoftheladybug.blogspot.com/