Sunday, August 16, 2009

Whole new take on the Family Tree!

As you might be able to tell from this pic of my brother, he has quite the sense of humour. It is a tad quirky at times, and off the wall, but very creative.
As you can see from the picture below and in my other post about our little holiday, he has a fabulous piece of property in the country. The house is nestled in the middle of five acres of trees and wildflowers, and offers beautiful views of these in all directions from large windows and sprawling decks. I was fascinated to discover during this trip that brother dear combined his love of art, his quirky sense of humour and his creative bent to provide us with a whole new take on the Family Tree. He has designated different trees situated around the house for each member of the family. He has reasons for picking each tree and has quite the description of each one and the characteristics they mirror of their namesakes.

Below is a view of my tree from the deck. It is rather tall, fairly straight, and has a bit of a flare. To help you find it in this pic, AC marked it with a small red box. AC's tree is just off to the right of my tree is this pic, but it is hidden from view at this angle. We will go down and take a closer look at both of them.
Here is the closer view. I am on the extreme left and AC is on the far right. He is the large dark tree with the splotch of sunlight on it. You can't see his face too clearly in this pic, but my face is quite clear. The monkey on the bench between us is reading a book of Darwin! Too funny!
Can you see the resemblance now?
AC is making friends with his tree here...
and here. Can you see the likeness now?
I just had to get brother to pose for the pic too. He was quite enjoying showing us his "Family Trees", and we were fascinated to meet them all.
I thought they were great, and look forward to visiting them again soon. I just might bring my book next time and sit beside the monkey for a little chat.


Bernie said...

Hello, I have found your site through visiting your husband's. I am so glad I did. I love your photo's as they show your love of family and friends.....I always enjoy reading family stories. The family trees are unique, such a fun and great idea your brother had. I really enjoyed my visit here, thank you....:-) Bernie

Kathy Trejo said...

I enjoyed this post Cuppa! What an awesome brother you have and I love the trees...he made them come to life with the whimsical art. :-)


Cuppa said...

Bernie - thanks for stopping by to say hello. So glad you enjoyed your visit. Come again soon.

Kathy - Hi. Yes he is a neat guy, and I love his wife too.