Wednesday, December 1, 2004

PHOTO FRIDAY ... LATE AS USUAL

ONE MAN'S CHRISTMAS TREE IS ANOTHER MAN'S PROSPERITY

Photo Friday challenge is PROSPERITY. I had a bit of difficulty coming up with subject matter. Prosperity means something entirely different to me depending on the context. If you are talking about prosperity in general, I immediately think of all the farm land that is being bulldozed so that larger and larger homes can be built. Ironically, they are then sold to people who love to say they live in horse country.

Today I went to buy a Christmas tree. I realized that I had found my little bit of prosperity on a tree lot. The trees were so beautifully tall and robustly full ...... with hefty price tags. Years ago when I was a single Mom with little money, Bridget and I would wait until a day or two before Christmas Eve to go buy a tree. They were so picked over by that time it was a miracle to find a nice tree. Yet we managed to do just that every year.

I know I can purchase a tree today without having to look at the price tag. I can buy it weeks before Christmas if I want. I walked among the richly scented trees and took pictures.

I decided to wait to buy the tree. I could not find the special one! I did not feel the magic just yet.

(ps...so totally playing around in Photoshop!)

18 comments:

suzypwr said...

Nice job with PhotoShop! xoxo

my78novata said...

wow that pic is awesome.Lori

readmereadyou said...

These trees are so full! How gorgeous! I feel bad that they were cut down.
Wonderful photo.

Angela

oceanmrc said...

Love what you've done with that photo!

mrccgoody said...

Prosperity...I wouldn't have thought of Christmas trees right away, but I see what you mean.  The picture is great!

yakima127 said...

You're so cool!  JAE

musenla said...

I'll probably start doing the Photo Friday once I get my new camera [hopefully my Kris Kringle will get me one for Christmas].  I like your take on prosperity; it's what the Christmas tree represents to you at this stage in your life.  Enjoy your tree this holiday season!

k2plus2 said...

What a great analogy!  I love the photo and the story.  Yep, that's a good one. . .

dcmeyer420 said...

Your J's name drew me here. Reminds me of  Ayn Rand's heroines in her books. I also like your picture and the memory you shared. I myself, remember my poor days when I have to put christmas gifts on 90 days layaway because I can't afford to buy them outright.

sonensmilinmon said...

What an AWESOME picture and I love the editing effects you created.  Very artistic. :-)

Monica
http://journals.aol.com/sonensmilinmon/SmilinMonsAdventures/

lotzamoe said...

My middle son is on his way down there to your neck of the woods. He'll be there for Christmas. Hide the sheep.

judithheartsong said...

Loved the Photoshopped shot!! judi

deabvt said...

Great job!
V

danielled1 said...

Love the photo

:)

Danielle

http://journals.aol.com/danielled1/Everybodyknows/

somenuttychic said...

LOVIN' THAT PIC! GREAT JOB!!!

krobbie67 said...

I've been playing around in Photoshop a lot lately. It's so much fun. I like your interpretation of prosperity. :-) ---Robbie

emfeasel said...

..late as usual gettin' here...lol!....the Photoshop is workin' for ya...I like!

XOXO

E

cneinhorn said...

You did good, yes, there is irony in the farmland bulldozing to put up houses...kinda sad to me...~JerseyGirl
http://journals.aol.com/cneinhorn/WonderGirl