This tree, I shot one year ago to the day. It’s in St. Joseph’s Cemetery here in our city. I’d always liked that tree — the shape of it led my thoughts to those little bonsai creations — so I decided to stop and shoot it.
In this picture one can also see that there was no snow on the ground. That’s quite different from this year, BUT with these warm temperatures and rain we’re having now, it could go fast. Too fast, perhaps. There are areas that are prone to flooding.
Gerry’s parents are buried here, that’s why we go there every now and then. It’s overlooking the shopping district, where the mall is and many other stores like Walmart, Costco, HomeDepot and so on. When Gerry’s mom passed away, the mall didn’t really exist — SEARS did, and the mall was just under construction.
I never knew his parents, needless to say, but thanks to what he tells me … the way that he lovingly talks about them … it’s like I know his mum and dad anyway and I sense that his mum would have loved the mall 🙂 All the stores and little coffee shops…
I like malls too — really big malls. It’s nice to roam around there — much nicer than those, so called, mega centres that they build nowadays, where each store is separate. The only thing I miss about Quebec, except the raccoons, is the big mall(s).
Yesterday’s topic in WP was something like ‘if you had a magic tree, what would it grow?‘ but I just can’t bring myself to write about that. Sometimes their topic suggestions really appeal to me but not this time … I’d rather stick to the snow and the weather.
While I’ve been typing up this — despite the fact that my mind was blank when I started — I’ve also had my three mugs of steaming, black coffee so I’m all set to face this day. The Weather Network has a big red rainfall warning up again just like yesterday. It’s unseasonably warm!