Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Alphabet Tree

Some time ago, my wife, Therese, brought home these foam alphabets from her first grade class to wash and disinfect and then hung up to dry. When I walked outside late that evening, I found our maple tree has sprouted an almost new spring look.

Kinda reminds me of the days when, as a kid,  it was my job to hang up the washed clothes outside on the line and and take down the clothes before it rained.

My father was always disappointed if I forgot to do it and the clothes got soaked from a passing thunderstorm.

Copyright 2015/ Ben Bensen III


  1. It's kinda like Campbell's alphabet soup but not as tasty.

  2. When I said,"Whoa, this great! What made you decide to hang the letters on the tree?"She said,"Necessity... we don't have a clothesline!"

    What an artist!

  3. This is akin to seeing pigs fly--which could happen now that the Saints have won the Super Bowl...

    Kitty Tomlinson Wood

  4. I still can't get my head around the Saints winning the Super Bowl. I recorded the playoffs and the Super Bowl game and watched it gloating all the way, but seeing pigs fly is still more believable than being Super Bowl Champs!

  5. It's too bad that the letters in the front are Z and J. If they had been O and Z it would have looked like the letters blew into the tree all the way from Kansas. Is that Toto on the left?

  6. Pure happenstance. It is a pretty cool observation, though! As for the dog, he's just looking for a place to um, make his mark!