Monday, February 23, 2009

Cherry Tree Maiden

Walking the campus of Corban College in Salem, Ore., I happened upon this lovely maiden gazing over the steep pathway below. I am sure she wishes she could join the crowds of students passing by--instead, she is fated to watch from her perch on the hill. If you enlarge the picture, you can see a tiny smile upon her face. Perhaps her wistful joy comes from the laughter of the young people she observes.

I am certain she is a small flowering cherry tree. As spring approaches and new leaves unfurl, I shall be back to record her spring colors. I would love to see her with a crown of cherry blossoms.

Be sure to click on the pic for the larger version--I think that is how she is best discovered.


Clytie said...

It took a minute but I see her! i think she likes being right where she is ... enjoying the lives of the students she shares her world with ...

Catherine said...

Beth, Your Cherry Tree Maiden is so enchanting - I looked at it for the longest time. Thank you for stopping by my blog; I appreciate your kind comments and look forward to following your artistic journeys!

Tristan Robin said...

... that is a real tree with no photoshopping?!


sure beats any of the virgin-mary-in-a-trees that are always cropping up - and which I can never seem to see or find!