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Monday, July 26, 2010

The Story of a Tree




On the night of the Lunar Eclipse (Sat June 26th) it was a bit stormy in Wellington- some of you may say what else is new? Well, it was particularly stormy that night. It was date night for me and hubby off into town for a show- kids are watching a movie, when there is a rumbling noise, the house starts to shake- so we all pause thinking "Earthquake". The trembling stops, followed by a very Loud CRACKING noise, and I know it's the big old gum tree coming down that sits on our neighbours boundary. There's a pause as cracking stops and you can hear the tree falling which feels like lifetime, and I'm all tense waiting for it to hit our house. Finally the tree lands very safely slap bang between both houses- thank you angels.
Here is a 12 X 12 scrapbook page of some of the photos of the tree as it transitions from majestic tree to firewood. Every free day we have worked as a family to clear the tree and chop it up- 1 month and 1 new chain saw later (hubby very happy) we finished yesterday:)
This weeks challenge at Just Add Ink is a sketch challenge, perfect for a scrapbook layout with 4 photos and a story to tell.
I've used Haiku paper- which I love, and hand stamped the tag with one of the stamps from Lovely as A Tree- using Tangerine Tango, spritzed with water then stamped again with Old Olive, a bit of Linen thread and Certainly Celery and we're done.


7 comments:

Helen Williams said...

This ia great page Debi. Love it

Paula said...

Lovely take on the sketch Debi. The tag ties everything in so well and is a great idea to journal on. Well done!

Christine Blain said...

Wow, you were very lucky with where the tree landed! LOVE your tag, especially, Debi.

Amanda said...

Phew! Glad to hear the angels were hanging around. I felt tense just READING about the pause! Love your scrapbook page - totally gorgeous! Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.

Julia said...

great layout Deb! what an amazing story!

Jodene said...

Beautiful layout Deborah and great use of the sketch!What a story, I am glad to hear that it landed without doing any damage to property or even worse, people!

Danielle Daws said...

Fantastic page! I love the tearing at the top. :-)