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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Mr. Yesberger's trees

My route to work goes past Brandywine almost every morning.


It's a public golf course on the corner of Truxell
and Akron Peninsula.





The course is covered in stands and stands of trees.
Of course I am fascinated. I've stopped mornings and afternoons to take pictures, 
from across the street.



Making the aperture look through the trees.
Defying the sun and the frost on the ground


Keeping the passing traffic out of my shots.


Wide angle.


You know I really wanted to be on the golf course.


Taking pictures of tree trunks like old elephant's legs.


It came to me. A tee time.


I stopped Friday afternoon and chatted with the woman behind the club room counter.
Old, like me.


She had worked part time at the course all her life.


I explained my fascination with the trees and my desire to photograph them, up close.


"Mr. Yesberger's trees," she said. "He planted them sixty years ago."


She gave me 9 am this morning tee time, golf cart only.
She left a note in the computer for Terri,
who would be on duty this morning.


Emily and I set out in plenty of time.
She was going to learn to drive a golf cart,
carting the photographer.


"We can't have you on the course taking pictures!"
Said Terri, the clerk on duty today.
So, we left.


I think Mr. Yesberger would 
 let met take pictures of his trees.


31 comments:

  1. What a lovely route, Joanne!!!

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  2. All the shots are good but I like the second to last the very best.

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    1. This morning. From the other side of the street.

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  3. Lovely trees, but I cannot see any little fellow in the bottom right hand corner - is that because the coyotes took him?

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    1. A long post. Scroll back up to the pictures on the right. The deer is the last.

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    2. Sorry, but I cannot see the deer - help!

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    3. After the second picture I put a link back to the story of the end of the little guy.

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  4. He would be glad someone appreciated them, I would say! Hope you do get to take the photos that you want in the end

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  5. Hari OM
    Oh Joanne, Mr YES-berger most certainly would!!! He would be asking for one or the other in a frame too... All of these have merit but my personal fave is the last one... YAM xx

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  6. I agree with you -- I do think Mr Yesberger would have been delighted for you to honor his trees with your photos. Funny that the women clerk had less clout than the man? What harm could you have done to the green? None. -- barbara

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    1. Mr. Yesberger passed away four or five years ago. His heirs and assigns run the golf course now.

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  7. Teri is an unimaginative bureaucrat in the making.
    I'm fascinated by your assessment of the trees as elephant legs - now that's all I see in the picture.

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  8. I loved all the pictures. What a great legacy Mr. Yesberger left. It is a shame you couldn't go out and enjoy taking pictures closer of them. I think I might be inclined to try again when Terri is not at the counter.

    betty

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  9. Your trees are beautiful... I like the ones in the mist. Sorry to read that the deer was taken down by coyotes... I know... survival of the fittest all all.... but still......

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  10. There is no way that I could ever pass a glass of brandywine !

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  11. Beautiful trees but why can't you wonder around and take pictures, I do at our local that reminds me my two fellows are playing golf next week I will go with them and take photos, good exercise and you get some good shots.
    Merle.............

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  12. Those trees don't look as pretty when you have a golf ball in the middle of them and no shot at the green.

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  13. Oh you should have pretended to golf. Hit the ball then take pictures.

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  14. On another tact, what are the trees, specifically the conifers? Looks like fir, maybe some spruce....be interested to know.

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  15. Mostly spruce and I can see an occasional bit of hardwood leaves in a line of trees. I will get in there...

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  16. Maybe the clerk was concerned you would get hit with an errant golf ball.

    Or maybe just one of those unimaginative people who like to have rules.

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  17. I gardened public places over 30 years and can see some pattern to Mr. Yesberger's trees where they seem to break the glare of morning sun. A visually exciting place. Like how you write. Following!

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  18. Arranged then not allowed? That's a shame, I'd love to see those trees close up. Mr Yesberger would approve I'm sure.

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  19. You must be less honest and more artful dodger. Just sign up for a tee time and go off and do your thing. From what I've seen of golfers, they rarely notice much going on around them....

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  20. Another example of someone letting a little bit of power go to their head. I'd have just got the tee time and gone out without telling them I was taking photos. How silly some people are.

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  21. Mr Yesberger did a brilliant job of planting all those trees. I bet if he'd have been around, he would have been delighted for you to have taken pictures of them. Haven't times changed.

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  22. Beautiful trees Joanne. Hope you got my e mail thanking you for the towels.

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  23. Dear Joanne,
    trees are so beautiful, and here I see them grouped very well - Mr. Yesberger knew his trade!

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  24. God bless you, Mr. Yesberger! Few people can have that vision, 60 years back.

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