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Sundown on a Loved One by SharPhotography Sundown on a Loved One by SharPhotography
My favorite tree died this year but in death she is still beautiful. She was around 70 to 80 years old and is a wild Chinese Elm, and lived in N.M.USA. My yard will never be the same after this tree, named Sue, will have to be cut down. Further down this page it is explained how these trees came to be here in the U.S. and the double edge sword they produce.

Cotton is growing in the fields in the foreground and the mountain range are called the Franklins. The Franklins are located in El Paso, Texas.

The Autumn Of Her Life
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ShinyHeels Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my it is truly beautiful..for me this seems like it still shines,it is so beautiful:heart:
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SharPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Thank you very much! :):hug:
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ShinyHeels Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome:hug:
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VasiDgallery Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Absolutely amazing photo!
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SharPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Thank you so much :hug:
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VasiDgallery Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Awww that is too bad :( ,but definitely a fabulous capture
Love the golden glow, and great scene :D
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SharPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Thank you so much :wave:
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

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Applemac12 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So sorry about the tree! :(  At least you will have this picture and the wonderful memories - they will never be gone! :hug:
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SharPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Thank you so much.  We will always remember.Huggle! 
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Earleywine Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful photo.  It is too bad you will have to cut her down
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SharPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Yes, it broke our hearts. We knew if it  was to fall it would fall away from the house, and it did.  A big storm with high winds took her down.  The roots where dead and dry.  After the storm we went outside to look and as soon as we got near the tree a swarm of bees started to chase us.  They were very angry ha, to say the least.  Ran into the house and my husband got two stings and I was lucky and didn't get any. Another wild elm is growing near the old tree spot, so maybe it will take her place. We enjoyed her for 40 years and she gave us shade and beauty.  My husband worked on it for weeks on the weekends.  Then we had a fellow come over and take the remains.  We have no neighbors so it didn't bother anyone.  Well, thank you for viewing and your note :wave:
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Earleywine Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Trees always harbor a lot of life :).   She was a beauty - am glad you got that shot at sunset.
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KiwiCutiePie Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome tree she is :)
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SharPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Yes, she was so beautiful.
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KiwiCutiePie Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She still is beautiful in your memories
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SharPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
She always will be. Another tree is growing near bye her place.  Another wild Elm and it looks strong and well shaped.  It has two trunks :)
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KiwiCutiePie Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow that is fabulous may it grew big and strong
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SharPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Hope so. :wave:
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KiwiCutiePie Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:nod:
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Sessualita Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student Photographer
She most definitely is beautiful in death. Wonderful photo. It is breath taking.
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lomatic Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It was a majestic tree, still is. Very impressive Sharon image overall. You live in a beautiful place. :)
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megs101 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aww thats to bad D: Im sorry :(
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SharPhotography Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
Thank you :) So Much.
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Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
What makes this photo so enjoyable and different from others of its kind are the blue wagon wheels drawing colour down from the sky and the stark white of the ducks. Love it!

~D~
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SharPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Today is a sad day. A big wind storm came through the area and finally brought down our tree named Sue. It also had a bee nest inside the tree so we were not able to be out side and take our time to see the damage. The bees started to chase us so between the both of us only one sting. Hopefully I will be able to take some pictures when they calm down. Last night I took about 10 photos, not knowing it would be her last, and these were her last standing erect.
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Dorothy-T-Rose Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, that is too bad. It was a very picturesque tree!

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SharPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Thank you so much! :) :)
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Speck2 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is so beautiful Sharon, Fantastic!!
Cindy
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SharPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Thank you cindy. This is the tree I told you about and the picture that I took from the front side of the tree, coming up the road to my house. I'm sure going to miss her!
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Speck2 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I can understand , thanks so very much Sharon for the favs!!
Cindy
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cactusmumkate Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful :wow:
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ChrystasRose Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Amazing lighting.... the glow on the tree and the darkness in the background... very nice.
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SharPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
Thank you!
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KateRodrigues Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
It's gorgeous :)
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SharPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
Thank you very much:)
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KateRodrigues Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
It's gorgeous :)
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spriterose Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
absolutely beautiful! :clap:
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SharPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
Thank you very much...yes, she is beautiful :) I don't think I want to cut it down next spring ha
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GradyArt Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Isn't it funny how many of us think of the Chinese Elm as a weed. It was introduced to the Southwest by the Bureau of Land Management in the early 20th century as a method of preventing erosion, because of its fast growth and procreation. So with it's usefulness, it also became a pest because of those same properties.

This is a beautiful shot--the contrast and colors are amazing. Very nicely done!
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SharPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
This information is very interesting to know! Like I have stated before we have lost quite a few of them, all in the last few years. They are extremely beautiful trees and on the other hand they are extremely messy and troublesome. The shade they provide is nothing less than exqusite. They kept our house cool in the summer and broke our backs cleaning up after them all year round. As we grow older we have found it very difficult to clean up after them. We have been lucky so far that they have not damaged our house from wind storms, but more than once came very close. It is a mixed blessing.
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Bobcat79 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Great color. Beautiful photo!!
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SharPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
Thank You Bobcat79! :)
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Bobcat79 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
You're welcome. I always like looking at your photos. :)
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SharPhotography Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
:) :) :)
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