7/11/12

willow tree

 cardigan, tank: Nordstrom // pants: Anthro // shoes: BC Shoes

One of the things I love most about my house is in the backyard.

In the far corner is an enormous willow tree -- bigger, I think, than any willow I've seen and we think it was planted when the house was built: 1942.

It has huge thick branches, perfect for climbing, perfect for sitting under, perfect for future kids' forts (far far future) and I have the spot picked out for the perfect swing.


This tree is also perfect for climbing in heels. You may not be able to tell but my sandals have a little wedge heel on it. Being the cautious adult that he is, the husband worried the entire time I was climbing into the tree and climbing down. However, I'm glad to report there was no injuries of any kind from this certain adventure. I just have a new talent to brag about: heel tree climbing.

xo, erika


19 comments

  1. that first photo is a dream! you look awfully sweet in it : ) xo!

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  2. Wow!!! This willow is SO different than our cherry willow... No matter, definitely a favorite. You look stunning in these pictures. <3

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  3. Love those cute little hills, and I'm impressed with your abilities!

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  4. Those heels are so cute! I love a big willow tree. Glad you didn't hurt yourself ;)

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  5. Love the photos! They are fabulous! And love the outfit. Just love it all!

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  6. Willow trees remind me of my mother. I just love them and these pictures have brightened my day.

    Kara
    www.ShawnKaraAndHeidi.blogspot.com

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  7. I LOVE that tree!! I wish I had one in our back yard!!
    PS I love your outfit for tree climbing!! :)

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  8. that is a beautiful tree! all of the ones in our backyard had branches too high to climb.

    And that outfit- love those colors together! You look gorgeous!

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  9. lovely photos! i can't wait to have a backyard and hopefully have a tree in it.

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  10. hello! found your blog on hellocotton. i love your style and the photos! and that is one very lovely tree and wow, a tree swing! your kids (in far far far future) is bound to love it as well! (and the future fort) :D

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  11. That tree is AMAZING. Wow, I'm sort of jealous!

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  12. This willow tree is HUGE (and so beautiful)! What a wonderful piece of nature to have in your own backyard. :)

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  13. YOU are a rock star. That tree is gorgeous & I love that outfit!

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  14. one of my favorite posts of yours! i love the subtle color blocking. also, stop making me want to cut my bangs and dye my hair red! i'm trying to hard to grow it out, but yours just looks so pretty all the time.

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  15. I love these pics! That tree is amazing.

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  16. Am I a history dork if my first thought was that someone planted this in your yard the same year the U.S. was entering WWII? It brought up a really romantic image in my mind that some husband or son planted it for his wife or mother just before he shipped off, to keep her company! P.S. You're the cutest.

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  17. now THAT is an awesome location for outfit pics!!! go erika!!

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