Tuesday, May 3, 2011

you capture - outside

The first wedding anniversary is the "paper anniversary." So Hubby got me a gift certificate for a local nursery, as we had been having many discussions about the bare-ness of our yard, and I had made a mention or two about wanting a big, shady tree to sit beneath.
The gift certificate came along with a great deal of information about various types of trees. Hubby had looked in to all kinds of factors and details and information trying to figure out what tree would be just the right tree for our yard.
He decided, in the end, that a Crimson King Maple would be the perfect choice. It grows quickly (by tree standards). It provides a significant amount of shade. It doesn't attract a lot of bugs. (Because bugs aren't cool. At all.)
So, when spring came (our anniversary is in November, after all...) we took the gift certificate to the nursery and told them to show us all of their Crimson King Maple trees. In among all the twisting, turning, trees there was one Crimson King standing up perfectly straight and tall. It was the most perfect looking tree we'd ever seen. So we said "that one" and the nursery people brought it to our house and planted it in our yard.
Five years later, it's still perfectly straight. Just a little taller now.
see more at Beth's


Bindi said...

I love pictures of buds. So much promise. The detail in the first picture is lovely.

deb duty said...

I love the photos! Hope you'll have lots of shade soon!

Regina Lynn said...

Great shots! I love shade trees too!

Stacia said...

I love the name. Crimson King Maple. It just sounds like the kind of tree you'd want looking over your house.

Our Family of Four said...

Very neat!

Lyndsay said...

Aw! Good story! For my first Mother's Day, Hubs bought me a gift card for a tree too! And I chose a maple too! Fast growing, plus pretty leaves - those were my requests.

InTheFastLane said...

I love this...and the story that goes with it.
We had a tree that was bought with a gift card for our wedding, but then we moved. And leaving that tree was one of the hardest things about moving.