Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Little Tree That Could






This little tree is a few blocks away. It is some kind of maple tree. But here is the thing. Every summer it turns golden. Not yellow, not orange, but GOLDEN. It is dark and unremarkable the rest of the year. It has been here for maybe 25 years or more, yet it stays tiny and never grows. It is growing on the sidewalk surrounded by cement, maybe that is what is keeping it small. Though tiny, It literally glows with gold. In this case, bigger is definitely not better.

“He won’t brush aside the bruised and the hurt and he won’t disregard the small and insignificant, but he’ll steadily and firmly set things right.
Isaiah 42

22 comments:

Karin said...

Wow - and I thought you were having an early fall! It's just such a beautiful tree! Lovely photo Ginny!

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Ginny How amazing. How wouldn'd it be good to know what kind of tree it. if you took a photo and leaf to a plant nursery, they may be able to Id it for you. a beautiful beacon in your area.

reana claire said...

The Golden Tree really brightens up your area then.. really beautiful.. !

Ann said...

That is really pretty. I'm wondering if it could possibly be some type of dwarf tree. Beautiful color

Sandra said...

wow, never heard of this type tree. it is beautiful and gives you fall colors in the summer... amazing tree and it is blazing gold...

EG CameraGirl said...

It's very pretty! Amazing that it has lived so long surrounded by concrete.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Gorgeous....and I love the post title today.

Betsy Adams said...

What caught my attention today was that house in the background. that house looks quite a bit like the house i grew up in.... Ours were very similar....

Neat GOLDEN tree.. Guess it is celebrating FALL early each year...

Hugs,
Betsy

Tamago said...

The tree is beautiful. It really is glowing in shiny golden color!

Have a wonderful weekend!

From the Kitchen said...

I love that tree. Is it a Japanese Maple? So bright and beautiful. You cheered up my morning.

Best,
Bonnie

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Wow what a beauty of a tree! Golden

Tanya Breese said...

what a beautiful tree and i love the little house it belongs to too!

SquirrelQueen said...

What a beautiful color. The leaves and tree shape look like a Japanese Maple. I'm thinking it is a variety of that tree.

Sorry I haven't been around much lately Ginny, I've been at the shelter a lot lately. We had a cat event this week and another one scheduled for next week.

Roan said...

It's beautiful. It looks like fall. I'm glad it isn't since I'm not quite ready for another winter.

Rose said...

And I bet you have enjoyed watching for the change every year!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

What it lacks in size it makes up for in colour. It is stunning.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

It may be small in size, but it is mighty and rich in color! Amazing!
Have a wonderful weekend, Ginny!

Filip and Kristel said...

The tree looks a lot bigger than it probably is.

Greetings,
Filip

Magia da Inês said...

º°。❤❤° ·..
Passei para uma visita.
Fotos lindas, incrível folhagem dourada.

Bom fim de semana!
Tudo de bom!
Beijinhos.
Brasil.
❤° ·..

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, Nice sunny golden Japanese Maple tree! Have a wonderful weekend!

Small Kucing said...

Love the golden color.

M. E. Stephens said...

I think it looks like a Japanese or Chinese Maple too. Mine was a burgundy color and grew very slow also. They are a naturally small tree. This one is beautiful!