The Wishing Tree

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Comments (8)

archrodney on May 18, 2009

Such a lonely & lovely tree. And how come there is no turf except for beneath the tree, in a tiny range? Perhaps the tree works as a small ozone layer here. :) cheers, archrodney!

Margrit M. Berger (S… on May 20, 2009

Lovely, symbolic photo, dear Erik! Warm regards, May

Erik Eshuis on May 21, 2009

Dear May, thank you for your visit and your kind words! For me, the tree symbolizes loneliness, but also strength. The tree is very vivid and the only surviver here of its kind. The rest of the area is a moor. Actually Dwingelderveld is a National Park and one of the biggest wet heath fields (moors) in Western Europe.

Archrodney, maybe the answer to your question lies in the fact that the ground under the tree is dryer than the rest.

Warm regards, Erik

alainchoquet on July 19, 2009

Only one, but not the last ! I hope so for your contry !.. A good shot, Erik, with fine colours and a nice light ! Greetings from France. Alain

Erik Eshuis on July 19, 2009

No, we do have still got some more trees here, luckily, although maybe not as much as in your country ;-) Thank you for your visit and your compliments, Alain!

Greetings to you from Holland, Erik

alainchoquet on July 20, 2009

Hello, Erik, yes it's a strange coincidence about the picture of th Tarn Bridge. I take this photo of the bridge of Rabastens in my village 2 days ago. I have seen on your gallery, that you have visited my country. I have seen some pictures of Albi, Cordes, Ambialet and Saint Antonin Noble-Val ! It's very near Rabastens in the Tarn Departement !.. For me, I have only 3 pictures of Nederland on Panoramio, about Volendam and Broek in Waterland (We go sometimes in Waterland because my wife is Deutsch, all is family live in Zunderdorp, a little village near Amsterdam Nord) LEUK ELKAAR TE KENNEN, EN TOT SIENS OP "PANORAMIO" !.. Alain

Erik Eshuis on July 21, 2009

Hello Alain! I've been many times in France for holidays. Last three were in 2004, 2005 and 2006. I also stayed and worked there for some period of time, so I know your country just a 'little' bit. It's a pity that I don't speak your language very well. It's always hard for us, Dutchies;-) Every evening now I'm watching the Tour de France evening program, "l'Etappe du Soir", a French oriented program by Dutch tv on location along the tour etappes with présentateur Mart Smeets. I'm a big tour fan!

My holiday trip to the Tarn was in 2006 and that's when I made the pictures that you saw in my album. We haven't been in Rabastens, but I saw that it's very close indeed to where I've been.

You told that your wife is Deutsch. Do you mean she is from Germany or did you mean Dutch (= from Holland)? Funny coincidence is that I'm residing in Amsterdam now. I saw that Zunderdorp is very nearby.

It was also nice to meet you, Alain! Amitiés et bienvenue au Panoramio! Erik

alainchoquet on July 22, 2009

Hello Erik, yes my wife is Dutch, his parents come in France in 1947 from Zunderdorp, where we have many Family, we have also some cousins in Ransdorp, Holysloot, Broek in Waterland and Monnickendam. It's really a coincidence if you live in Amsterdam. I am also a fan of "Tour de france" and all afternoon i can see in "direct" a big show ! Yesterday it was in Bourg Saint Maurice and to day they are going to the Grand Bornand. The Alpes's stages are very hard ! It's a nice time. Very ice to meet you, Erik, Un grand Bonjour à Amsterdam. Cordialement ! Alain

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 16, 2009
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    by Erik Eshuis
    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 500
    • Taken on 2009/05/04 15:06:35
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/400)
    • Focal Length: 7.41mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO600
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash