Fell in Love with a Tree..

I fell in love with a tree. Actually, I fell in love with a forest.
This tree looks like the kind of tree who has seen it all. Good. Bad.
If you stayed a while, and he trusted you, he`d tell you about the families that play by him, the fitness buffs who run by every day - sometimes twice. The teenage boys who light fires and whisper. The teenage girls who day dream about the boys who light fires and whisper.
He`d also tell you about loss, and the carnations placed around his roots.
Farther into the forest, we met a fox. He was guarding the water fountain. Must be for those fitness buffs I previously mentioned.
Perhaps you are thinking, hey, this forest looks a bit creepy to me.


To that I will tell you this... if this elf can hang a holiday wreath above his door, it must be a happy place to live.

20 comments:

Beach Vintage said...

What a cute little door at the base of the tree. Heather, Coastal style arrived in the mail to me today, I am express airmailing it to you tomorrow morning. Sorry for the delay which was out of my control. Hope you had a great Xmas. Best regards, Simone

koralee said...

Cute post my friend.

Angela said...

Hi Heather, You discovered my favorite secret place I like to go with my dog. I look at the door and my imagination goes wild. Shhhh, it's a secret.
Angela

Gigi said...

Oh, I sooo want to go there! I always imagine that elves and fairies live in trees, and now there's proof. How wonderful.

xo Gigi

Catherine said...

I am thinking I would like to knock on that little door and see who comes out!

How lucky you are to live near such a forest! Living in Southwest Saskatchewan ~ our trees and forests are few and far between! :)

Tracey said...

Awesome photography Heather! LOVE the old tree!!

:) T

Pinecone Camp said...

Ooh, I love a good secret forest! The fox face reminds me of the necklace I received for Christmas!

Prior said...

Love your blog, when I pulled it up I laughed because my red bathtub is my background, not near as styly of a picture, though. Lezlee

Scattering Lupines said...

Is that tree house on the market? :)

Laura [What I Like] said...

I could not agree with you more about that tree! I daresay I would have a similar reaction...it does look as though it has really lived...and survived!

Celestial Charms said...

A magical forest kingdom, filled with happiness. How wonderful!
Maureen

Tee of Dragonfly Cottage said...

Gorgeous photos!!! And such tranquility!!! Loved this post!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Does the elf need a roomate?

Heather Cameron said...

To answer Scattering Lupines query, yes, it is on the market. It's listed as a three bedroom and den. Two and a half bathrooms, full basement with media center, large farmstyle kitchen with gas range, and if you are willing to climb, the views are spectacular!
Andrea - I've heard rumours that elves are cheeky and like to pinch. May not, or may be, your thing. Just a warning.

Barbara said...

I had a secret forest when I was a kid. I miss it! It had weeping willows!
Your post was lovely and your photos perfectly enchanting.

sarah-jane down the lane said...

How wonderful Heather, have you seen the amazing pop up Red Riding Hood by Louise Rowe, so amazing! Check it out if you have time,

Sarah x

vintage simple said...

Oh, I loved this post..! Perfectly magical - the way we should feel about a new year ahead of us, no?

xo,
-maria

kitty said...

Heather, Where is this happy magical tree!??
Looks amazing- Happy New Year!

xo k

ImplausibleYarn said...

That is a forest where you could believe in magic! I love the little door, theres one in a town not far from here and we call it the hobbit door, it sits on the side of a house built around a mountain.

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