Tree Song by © Linda Callaghan

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Swings have been prominent in my life lately as my husband and I recently took our grandsons to the park to play on them. We also reminisced about the ‘good old days’ when our children used to swing on the old tyre in our garden where we used to live. It seemed the right time to combine my trees with a swing and I wonder if you can remember the excitement you felt when you had your first swing…painted in my watercolour and ink style.


Tree Song

There is magic in the air
so let me take you there
to the tree on the hill,
where the swing is still.
Where the fading sun tickles the leaves
and they shimmer on a warm summer breeze.
The end of day will soon shuffle in
to the sound of a bird singing its hymn.

Linda Callaghan

Watercolour and Ink on Canson watercolour paper. Dimensions 11 × 16″

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  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaover 2 years ago

    So lovely Linda! Puts a huge smile on my face :)

  • thank you so much Dianne and happy it made you smile :)

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • ©Janis Zroback
    ©Janis Zrobackover 2 years ago

    I fell off the swing my brothers and I made when we were little and hurt my spine….didn’t stop me going back on them throughout my childhood…lovely painting Linda…very romantic scene…

  • oh dear no wonder you can remember that Janis…but glad it did not stop you having more swings..:) I used to love swinging high…not any more though, as with me, age brings caution….glad you like it…

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehover 2 years ago

    Wow Linda, I didn’t know you were a grandmother, you look so young! It certainly must be joyful reliving childhood again through your grandchildren. In a sense the natural world is full of instruments; whether it be the percussion of the rain hitting the ground, or like in this case the wind and bell-like sounds of the leaves. The colours are beautiful. You know what is funny though; you may remember not too long ago one of your one tree paintings (which also had prominent use of colour) reminded me of one of mine. Same is happening here; I have a piece with a tree called ‘Song of the Wind’ – although that is more of a digital painting; and I have a girl sitting on a branch as opposed to a bird hanging from one.

  • thank you for your compliment and comment Mui-Ling…yes I do have two grandsons and another one on the way due January…very exciting! I really enjoy painting trees..and with lots of colour…..not sure if you have seen my WishingTree one with a girl sitting on a branch painted some time ago and now sold..? I will go see your digital one..enjoy your day :)

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Pam Amos
    Pam Amosover 2 years ago

    I love swings in trees….very inviting…..beautiful Linda… :)

  • thank you so much Pam..glad you do :)

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 2 years ago

    Such a sweet and lovely subject! I had an old tire swing as a child so this brings back some wonderful memories! Love the palette and loose wet style in the tree!

  • thank you so much Angie…glad it brings back memories for you..we used to have great fun on our swing when we had bonfire nights …the little ones and of course us big ones :)

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Dani D.
    Dani D.over 2 years ago

    Wonderful work Linda, excellent composition and stunning style!

  • thank you so much Dani…glad you like it :)

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 2 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  • thank you so much Lyndy Lou! :)

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottover 2 years ago

    So delightful! Your mention of a tire swing sure brought back a lot of wonderful memories of fun filled days….they were the best!

  • thank you so very much Marsha…glad it did….it is always nice to remember happy fun times when we were young! :)

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Marilyn Cornwell
    Marilyn Cornwellover 2 years ago

    Congratulations on September 12 2012!

  • thank you so much Marilyn wonderful news…

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • MotherNature
    MotherNatureover 2 years ago

    Lovely, peaceful image! Congratulations on your feature in All Glorious Gardens – FAVE:>)

  • thank you so kindly :)

    – © Linda Callaghan

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