Wednesday, July 13, 2011

M is for Maple Tree

"Tree at my window, window tree-
My sash is lowered when night comes on;
But let there never be curtain drawn
Between you and me."
~Robert Frost
A beautiful red maple stands in our Secret Garden, providing shade on a sunny day and shelter on a rainy one.   Always this tree is full of bird-song, spring, summer, winter or fall.
A delightful area of our property, this part of the yard actually sits on the backside of our small fenced yard.  We live in a very lush, green part of the country so this time of the year, when all the wonderful bushes and tree's are full of leaves, you can not even see this area from the house.  It's a beautiful secluded area, perfect to sneak away for a few minutes with a good book and a glass of iced tea. 

Won't you join me?

Pop over to Jennie's place for this weeks Alphabe-Thursday!

"Where you tend a rose, my lad, a thorn cannot grow."
~Frances Hodgson Burnett


H said...

How lovely to have a quiet space. I love maple trees; their leaves are so beautifully shaped and then in the autumn they set the world ablaze.

mom2kiddos said...

What a nice Maple tree. I never get to see Maple trees in Malaysia.

Sarah said...

It sounds lovely! I think I will!

Jen said...

I wish I could join you. Being outside is always my favorite, especially when there is plenty of shade!

Love Bears All Things said...

This is wonderful. I've been wanting to do a photograph meme using the alphabet. We have a Maple at the edge of our back porch and it hangs over most of that end of the porch and provides shade. I love it and hope it never has to be taken down. It isn't so wonderful when it sheds leaves in the Fall or those pesky seeds in the Spring but worth all the bother.
Mama Bear

JDaniel4's Mom said...

The shade of this tree must be wonderful in the summer.

Judie said...

A beautiful tree! I love the Frost quote. He is my favorite poet.

storybeader said...

we're looking for a shade tree, and this is so beautiful. Wonder how long it takes to grow... {:-D

LibrarySnake said...


Gattina said...

I discovered Maple syrup when I first went to the States ! together with pancakes, yummy !
This makes me forget that there is also a maple tree, lol !

taylorsoutback said...

We are so fortunate to have maple trees nearby. Our neighbors make maple syrup in early Spring and in the Fall, the woods are brilliant with color.

Splendid Little Stars said...

I'd love to join you! It sounds delightful! (I love Oregon!)

It was fun to discover that you have a book blog
that you know Sinclair's blog.

Stacey's Treasures said...

I would love to sneak away to your secret garden with you & I just got the perfect book in the mail. It is called "Winter Sea"

Jenny said...

Astoria is one of my favorite places. I haven't been there in years and I think I need to rectify that...IMMEDIATELY!

What a charming link. We have no maple trees here in Arizona and they were always my favorite when I lived back east.

Thanks for a lovely memory of trees past!

And thanks for sharing.

This was a lovely stop.