I really can’t describe it any other way. Since I spied this tree at Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary, I have been obsessed with it. I especially like the way it looks this time of year, and I finally made time to go shoot it on a foggy afternoon with my favourite photographer, my daughter.

Someone has hung a bicycle in the tree from cables, complete with fake flowers in the spokes.  My daughter and I imagined who had done that and why. Was it part of a movie, or a photo shoot? How would a model get on the bicycle. A long ladder or a climb up the gnarly oak tree?

We were visited by neighbourhood black cat, who took a liking to my tripod of all things. Skit scat cat, as I was not looking to move my tripod nor have it come down in the muddy bog.

We enjoyed seeing the Canada geese move through the tall grass with little more than their heads poking up above the grass. My daughter was equipped with a 35mm lens rather than a zoom, and it became a stealthy game to try to get closer to the geese for a shot.

I am thrilled my daughter shares my passion for photography, but not surprised, for she is very creative and has a good eye. I’m enjoying sharing my knowledge, and all and all an enjoyable afternoon for both!

Obsession DSC02113 DSC02120 DSC02141-Edit-2-Edit Bicycle in a Tree Swan Lake Bridge


7 thoughts on “Obsession

  1. I am so sorry Carrie – I didn’t realize you had a blog but I’m following now. This is just gorgeous – love the photography but the story is intriguing too. Wonderful blog!!


  2. Carrie, great story. I feel like I was there! I can see why you are ‘obsessed’ with this tree. I do that with trees near me as well (there are many 100s of years old and very gnarled like this one). Brilliant idea to do it on a misty cloudy day. It adds a whole layer of mystery and visual interest! Kudos to this wonderful post! And toall your work as well!


    1. Thank you Douglas. I often choose to drive past this tree if I’m going somewhere even though there are faster routes. I am hoping for a snowy day one day to shoot it in those conditions, although Victoria doesn’t get much snow!


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