"Once there was a tree ...
and she loved a little boy (and a girl!),
and everyday the boy (and girl!), would come and (s)he would gather her leaves and make them into crowns and play king of the forest.
He would climb up her trunk and swing from her branches ..."*
This beautiful big old frangipani tree has been providing hours of fun at out place lately. I love that no matter how many toys and games there are laying about, the tree seems to be getting first look in upon waking in the morning and whenever we arrive home after being out. Perhaps it also has something to do with being able to spy on the big dog next door from a safe height.
My sister, Clare in a spot of vintage tree climbing in Brisbane circa late 70's. She has been using this photo (among others) to showcase her resin jewellery.
When was the last time you climbed a tree?
* "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein 1964