This tree is special. Well, okay maybe the tree isn’t special, but the walk I took it on was.
(All trees are special, Angie.)
I snapped the photo of this tree on a hike. It’s the hike that was significant, because it was my first hike post-heart attack.
The hike was hard.
It was emotionally hard (so far away from a hospital! How could an ambulance get to me if anything happened??).
It was physically hard (even though I was hiking with people in their 60s, they had to hold back and wait for me at times).
But I did it.
The photo that inspired the painting
This tree is in Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, in Harrodsburg, KY. This place is beautiful, serene, and so….orderly. It was a wonderful place for our annual women’s group retreat. The atmosphere is perfect for cultivating a sense of stepping outside of your life for a bit; to slow down, take a look around, and reflect.
Some Photos from Shaker Village
Shaker Village is a beautiful place. Here are some more photos I took while there: