Dad's Tree by Marie Sharp

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My sister, Nancy, took this picture of a maple tree she and my brother-inlaw planted in memory of our Dad. Our Dad loved birdwatching and guess what she found in the tree……a bird’s nest. I heard the song, Tree Song on You Tube and thought Dad would have enjoyed this song. Photograph taken in a small town in Indiana.
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Tree Song by Ken Medema

I saw a tree by the riverside one day as I walked along.
Straight as an arrow and pointing to the sky growing tall and strong.
“How do you grow so tall and strong?” I said to the riverside tree.
This is the song my tree friend sang to me:

Chorus:
I’ve got roots growing down to the water,
I’ve got leaves growing up to the sunshine,
and the fruit that I bear is a sign of the life in me.
I am shade from the hot summer sundown.
I am nest for the birds of the heavens.
I’m becoming what the Lord of trees has meant me to be:
A strong young tree.

I saw a tree in the wintertime, when snow lay on the ground.
Straight as an arrow and pointing to the sky winter winds blew all around.
“How do you stay so tall and strong?” I said to the wintertime tree.
This is the song my tree friend sang to me:

Chorus:
I’ve got roots growing down to the water,
I’ve got leaves growing up to the sunshine,
and the fruit that I bear is a sign of the life in me.
I am shade from the hot summer sundown.
I am nest for the birds of the heavens.
I’m becoming what the Lord of trees has meant me to be:
A strong young tree.

I saw a tree in the city streets, where buildings blocked the sun.
Green and lovely I could see it gave joy to everyone.
“How do you grow in the city streets?” I said to the downtown tree.
This is the song my tree friend sang to me:

Chorus:
I’ve got roots growing down to the water,
I’ve got leaves growing up to the sunshine,
and the fruit that I bear is a sign of the life in me.
I am shade from the hot summer sundown.
I am nest for the birds of the heavens.
I’m becoming what the Lord of trees has meant me to be:
A strong young tree.

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Comments

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunover 4 years ago

    What a lovely capture and story Marie, we have a tree in the UK like this,its great to watch them grow …..a living memory .l wonder what type of bird is residing in there ……….. xx

  • I asked my sister about the bird and she said it was a “wren”. I so appreciate your nice comments, Trudi!xxx

    – Marie Sharp

  • WhiteDove Studio kj gordon
    WhiteDove Stud...over 4 years ago

    spirits come in all sorts of forms…………………cherish this…………..

  • You are so right, my friend! Thank you for commenting!

    – Marie Sharp

  • Monte Morton
    Monte Mortonover 4 years ago

    Looks cold! Nice capture!!!

  • Yes, it was a cold day! Thank you for your nice comment!

    – Marie Sharp

  • lorilee
    lorileeover 4 years ago

    Beautiful simplicity!!!!! Love the song, too!!!

  • Thank you so much, Lori!!

    – Marie Sharp

  • Jan Stead JEMproductions
    Jan Stead JEMp...over 4 years ago

    An absolutely pristine scene of stillness and serenity captured so beautifully Marie! And the accompanying back story and lyrics of the song are moving and heartwarming..xxxx
    : )

  • Thank you Jan! My Dad would have loved this tree with the bird’s nest.

    – Marie Sharp

  • SharonD
    SharonDover 4 years ago

    Beautiful photo and song Marie.

  • Thank you so much, Sharon!

    – Marie Sharp

  • Sue Smith
    Sue Smithover 4 years ago

    Very poignant. Beautiful, Marie.

  • Thank you so much, Sue!

    – Marie Sharp

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 4 years ago

    what a lovely memorial Marie.x

  • Thank you so much, Catherine!xx

    – Marie Sharp

  • gothgirl
    gothgirlover 4 years ago

    so very, very lovely. a wonderful tribute to your Dad to hold the memories

  • Thank you so very much!

    – Marie Sharp

  • JUSTART
    JUSTARTover 4 years ago

    beautiful

  • Thank you so much!

    – Marie Sharp

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