“Our Own Backyard” Challenge

Welcome to the “Our Own Backyard” challenge, in which my friend Bev and I will share pictures of our backyards during the seasons.

Same City
2 Friends
2 Yards

The idea is to document a part of our backyards every season for a year. I have decided to document our European Linden tree and how it changes throughout the seasons.

Our Linden tree was planted shortly after my parents first got the house, likely before I was born. My mom’s name was Linde, the German word for Linden tree. I was named after her, but my name is the anglicized version. So although I always call it my mom’s tree, I feel a special connection to it.

I estimate it was already 10-20 years old then, so it must be around 60 or 70 years old now.

Not much is happening during the winter time, but I am excited to see the changes that will occur over the seasons.

It’s a tall tree!
After the snowstorm
Buds: a promise
I often find icicles here. It must be the grooves in the craggy bark.

When I was taking some of these pictures, I was really feeling the winter blahs. I put my hands on the tree, and I felt a deep thrumming coming from the tree! Even during the winter, there was still so much life in the tree, which made me feel so much better. I left feeling revitalized.

Head on over to Bev’s post to read all about her gardens this season.

I’m excited to share what my tree looks like in the spring.

I’d love to see something from your backyard.

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@Copyright 2022 Linda Schueler


2 thoughts on ““Our Own Backyard” Challenge

  1. Pingback: “Our Own Backyard” Challenge | Beverley A Baird

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