Less than two weeks to go of #TreeSquare now, but it is still absolutely fine to join in the fun. You could square daily for the remainder of the month or just pop in occasionally between now and the 31st with your trees. The only absolute rule for joining in with Squares is that your photograph must be square in shape! Although I’d love it if you had a moment to also explore the galleries – here’s part one of the first and here’s part two.Becky B
In this month’s square’s challenge I will start at home, which is Prescott, AZ and spiral farther and farther from home to share different tree from my travels. Since FOTD accepts trees, all of these posts will work for both Becky B’s #TreeSquares and Cee’s Flower of the Day Challenge.
Trees in Colonial Williamsburg
One of the first things that all of us from California noticed when we went to Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia was that it was thick with trees. They made idea frames for our photos. Other than the taverns, the Capitol Building pictured above was at the heart of everything that happened in 1776. All of the leaders of both sides of the revolution argument met here.
Participants were each assigned a role to argue in front of the “legislature.” Acting the part of a small farmer, I easily won the debate about not joining in the revolution based on the convictions printed up for me to act out. The passion for freedom did not ring in the hearts of the actors in 2009 as it did in 1776.
When I attended the week-long teacher training in Colonial Williamsburg, each of us was assigned a character to BE during the week. Clementina was a female publisher who took over the weekly newspaper after the death of her husband.
Clementina published Thomas Jefferson’s First Declaration, and sent his document all over the colonies and Europe. That document became the gateway to Jefferson’s writing fame and was designed to win people’s hearts to the Revolutionary cause.
Here are other posts I wrote about my experiences there.
Writer’s Quote’s Wednesdays Check out my page to learn more about it. It’s easy to play along either as a writing or photo challenge.
I hope you have a wonderful week.