I love this photo
it’s a moment of happiness captured forever.
it’s the beginning of Addison’s childhood memory of the swing Popi made, and this tree.
it’s a reminder of my childhood memories, and
the memory of passing this tree, a thousand times, in the car with Mom and Dad, crushed between siblings.
it’s walking to the watermelon patch and taking a moment in the tree’s shade.
it’s passing this tree with shovel in hand to dig potatoes to feed us through winter, and
to collect a million ears of corn, tossing them in the bed of Dad’s red Chevy truck.
I walked by this tree to gather blackberries with my belt looped through milk jugs for hands free picking.
this tree served as a protector when mama cow chased me to the fence.
I sat in the shade of this tree with Mom and Dad as they built the house, I now call home.
I love this photo.
It’s a photo of happiness.