While outside, I started looking around for other pictures to take. I really want a picture of the view of the hills from the front of the house, so I took a couple of those. I didn’t like them. I’m too short. I’ll need a ladder or will have to climb up on one of the cars (definitely not a good idea). Oh, I know! I’ll wait for the Sanford and Son truck to come back home and take it from the bed of the truck.
Since yesterday was Kathryn’s birthday, I thought it was a good time to take a picture of "The Kathryn Tree." It’s called "The Kathryn Tree" because we noticed the tiny redwood tree starting to grow in our front yard around the same time I was pregnant with Kathryn. Jose had trimmed a lot branches from the redwood trees in our backyard, and set the branches in the front yard until it was time for the recycling truck to pick them up later in the week. We think that’s how the seed to "The Kathryn Tree" was planted.
So here’s a picture of "The Kathryn Tree." I took a few pictures of it from a distance, trying to get the whole tree, but there were too many parked cars cluttering up the background. I decided to take a picture from the ground up...only I had no intention of getting on the ground to take it. Come on, it’s only day 6...I’m not ready to hit the ground and lay on my back (in the dirt, no less) just to get the perfect shot! Instead, I semi-crouched down, put my hand as close to the ground as possible without actually touching it and aimed my camera upwards, hoping for the best. Well, this was the best. I figure there’s always room for improvement. I’ll take this shot again next year - and who knows, maybe I’ll even be on my back for the shot.
So, Happy 14th Birthday to "The Kathryn Tree"