Merrie’s photo is of an old oak tree behind her house and this is her story:
When I first had my house built back in 1990 the Creek Crossing area was pretty new and mostly undeveloped. I choose the last street down next to a creek which is the East Fork of the Trinity River. There were only a few lots that had been built on my street so I had my pick of which lot I wanted to build on. I chose the one I did because it was the only one that had a tree on it.
It was a well established tree, an oak tree which was part of the original landscape and not cut down to make this residential development. It sits behind my house, between the alley and the creek. Hence the name for this picture should be “The Tree Behind My House”. It was not quite as large as it is now and I have watched it grow through the years, losing branches from time to time whenever a bad storm hits but there it still stands.
I have taken many photos of it over the years, mostly in the winter when it is covered with snow, but now that it will be part of my photo challenge, I will like to take more shots of it from different angles, different times of the day and different seasons. The other trees, bushes, and brush that are there now, were not originally there except for a small evergreen that is now huge and you may see it in the background.
And that is the story of the tree behind my house as best as I can describe.