Tree House Season is Beginning

This set of photos was taken on November 4, 2016 at 3:26 PM.

The location is in Bethesda, Maryland and is the view I have of my neighbor's great house.

The "Take It!" came with my having driven up and parked in front of my house and before getting out of my car, looking across the street and seeing this great shadow overlay on the neighbor's home.  The alignment of the sun set up a near perfect top to bottom shadow mural of a strong tree that had shed its leaves.

The first photo is very good all on its own.  This is one of those times when a second photo that can help reveal part of the source or story was just too easy to not take advantage of.  

The After Take: I find myself eager to have prints made of these and present them to the fine family that I am lucky enough to have as immediate neighbors.  It is as if the photo is one of a family tree, for which there can be many a meaning.

As winter approaches and strips away the leaves from our trees, I encourage you to watch for this same phenomenon that may happen upon your dwelling.  There is no "best" time to catch this, it is a matter of tuning up an awareness that I hope will bring a photo opportunity like this one - for you.

Wishing you all the benefits this season brings to us.



PS: I am reluctant to refer to the transformation this shadow effect has upon a home, but here goes; I cannot help but think, this brings a certain look of strength to the structure. An almost X ray vision type of thing. A sum total of full eligibility for the title of "Power House." A label conferred by nature.  

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Comments: 8
  • #1

    TreeHugger (Monday, 23 January 2017 09:29)

    Wow, it looks like you live in a beautiful neighborhood!

  • #2

    MHampy (Monday, 23 January 2017 09:31)

    I don't think we say this enough, Thank you guys for all the hard work you do to bring us this entertainment. Our school lunches when we look at these and discuss are one of the highlights of my day. It's just great.

  • #3

    Gabe (Monday, 23 January 2017 09:33)

    That is so strange how the shadow is angled until it hits the house and then it arcs straight up.

  • #4

    Teri (Monday, 23 January 2017 09:40)

    A house like that in Bethesda must cost some serious money. Its beautiful! I admit looked at the title and began to look for a shadow of an actual tree house, then it hit me. My old lady moment for the day.

  • #5

    Sally (Wednesday, 25 January 2017 12:26)

    Agreed TreeHugger, it does look to be an exceptional neighborhood.

  • #6

    Jim (Wednesday, 25 January 2017 12:28)

    The vines creeping up the side of that tree are really cool. I take a lot of pride in my yard and the plants we keep. I'd love to have some of that stuff in my yard.

  • #7

    Livin4love (Wednesday, 25 January 2017 12:31)

    Your neighbors have such a lovely home! And that shadow, it just splits that home in two, wow!!

  • #8

    Bruce Gamble (Wednesday, 25 January 2017 18:00)

    Thank you all for your kind comments. I am very fortunate to be living in a great neighborhood. There is actually a designated Super Zip nearby which is amazing. I was lucky enough to buy a house here when I first came to the area almost 30 years ago. So far, it has grown in the right directions.

    Thanks also for taking the time to review and some discuss the postings. I am very happy the observations I have are for the most part - interesting. The comments you all post are inspirational to me - so it is very much a two way street.

    All my best to each of you