Almost every photo triggers and memory, or a story. When I travel I take lots of photos, I come home and sort them, and some stand out. But many are just there. I find as I go back through them weeks, months or years later the memories and the stories are triggered. This photo was pulled at absolutely at random from a list of over 60,000. It was taken shortly after the first snow of 2022. It was a heavy wet snow, that brought down a lot of branches and trees. This one was taken near home, as the eagle flies only a mile away near the river. This is the entrance to the Dike Marsh trail, I have walked there hundreds of times in the past couple of years. My estimate would be that 33% maybe more of the trees along the trail lost major limbs in that storm, a couple of dozen trees were toppled. I walked the trail that day.
This image triggers that memory, and all of the stories related to my time on that trail. We should all take more photos, trigger more memories, tell more stories.
My photos do help me remember.ReplyDelete
And you take some amazing photosDelete
We have a small photo display screen on the desk. I change the photos on a USB stick ever couple of months. It displays a slideshow of every photo on the stick and I just love seeing old holiday photos that I've forgotten about.ReplyDelete
The tree destruction sounds like a fairly normal natural process. Or, are the storms abnormal and due to climate change?
The snow was unusually wet and sticky, and took down more that the usual number of trees and limbs. Most of the trees in Dyke Marsh are of about the same age, a lot of them are nearing the end of their growing cycle.Delete
Your story triggered a memory of mine. When I was working in Denver back in the mid-90's, I was there in early September when a freak snowstorm hit and left a very heavy wet snow behind and did serious damage to 75% of the city's trees. They had not lost their leaves yet causing the heavy snow to break off many branches.ReplyDelete
What a mess that would makeDelete
Photos are the best way to remember, that's for sure. But they can trigger real bittersweet memories sometimes.ReplyDelete
Yes, good and badDelete
It is funny how looking at a years old photograph can take you right back to that moment.ReplyDelete
Sounds, smells, images are all strong memory triggersDelete