Monday, June 1, 2009

My World # 34

This is my posting for the My World Meme. It is hosted by Klaus, Ivar, Sandy, Wren, Louise and myself. Last week there were 74 people (Mr. Linky problems) showing their world to us. Won't you join in, I want to see where you live and thrive. Here is part of 'My World'.

Kent State University planted these three trees to remember the actions on 9/11/2001. They are in front of the Student Center. This is near the main parking lot for visitors.
Here is a plaque showing the reason for the trees.
The leaves though similar are all distinctive. This is the Sugar Maple leaf.
This is the leaf of the Norway Maple.
This is the leaf of the Red Maple.
What a wonderful tribute to remember the day. Try to visit some of the other worlds of people shown above.

47 comments:

George said...

What a wonderful memorial. I don't know who came up with the idea, but it perfectly symbolizes the difference and similarities the victims (and we) share.

Abe Lincoln said...

These leaves look healthy enough. Nice photos.

I assume you would have Eastern Meadowlarks up there where you live. You need tall grass to attract them and a post now and then.

Darla said...

Very interesting....Do you like Ohio Buckeyes Baseball? We, Florida State gave them a pretty good spanking.....LOL I thought of you when I saw the score on the news.

erin said...

i liked the words on the plaque...simply put but oh so to the point.
the maples are beautiful.
thanks for sharing with us.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful.

Guy D said...

Excellent memorial and great pics.

Have a great week
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Sylvia K said...

What an incredible memorial! I agree with George, don't know who came up with the idea, but it does indeed symbolize perfectly the differences and similarities we all share with those victims. Thanks, FG, for a moving look at a part of your world! Your photos are suberb! Have a great week!

Janie said...

The trees make a wonderful memorial, and the wording of the plaque is well-done and meaningful.

2sweetnsaxy said...

That was a nice tribute. Nice post!

Martha Z said...

Very interesting symbolism, thanks for the post.

Barb said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful tribute! Your photos of the leaves are wonderful. The music was also very fitting.

Anya said...

Interesting post :)
Lovely shots !!

Dina said...

Hi Fishing Guy
This tree memorial is very touching. Glad you told us about it.

Babooshka said...

Beautiful words as someone has already said to the point. A lovely, thoughtful my world post.

NCmountainwoman said...

It IS a wonderful way to memorialize the day. I had no idea it was there. Thanks for sharing.

ewok1993 said...

Really nice way to commemorate the victims. And great photos too.

Esther Garvi said...

The maple leave is my favourite! Beautiful both in form and colour!

Sara G said...

Beautiful photos and an awesome memorial!!
Take care and thank you for sharing your part of the world with us!!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Great memorial.

Rose said...

I, too, liked the words written. Not so much, but saying it all.

James said...

Great looking trees. Thanks for sharing the memorial.

Carver said...

That's is a beautiful memorial.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Tom, that is just so neat. I love all of the maples. What a neat way to remember 9/11.
Betsy
P.S. I was so sad that your team lost!!!

Wren said...

I didn't know about this memorial. I like the idea of living trees paying tribute to those who died.

SandyCarlson said...

You've got some lovely foliage there. That is a wonderful tribute.

Marja said...

What a nice way to remember. Beautiful photo's I love trees

Tina said...

Such a wonderful idea to remember those that fell and yet so sad still! Loved the music that you chose to go with the post!! :-(

Shionge said...

This is the first time I see different types of maple leaves ;) Nice :D

Pam said...

Wonderful photos and a great memorial.

Shellmo said...

These were great shots and what a nice memorial!!

Gaelyn said...

A wonderful tribute, and lovely leaves.

I'm having trouble signing in to MWT. Is it just me?

Sally in WA said...

Great post. Thanks for sharing this.

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

A great memorial to remember that day by Tom, but I thik even without it, it is a day that will always be remembered.

Mary said...

What an interesting tribute! Great idea and your photos are perfect.

Pietro said...

A wonderful Memorial for the terrible 11/9/2001.
Thanks for sharing, Fishing Guy.

Deslilas said...

Pics speak better than words.

Luke Wiley said...

Cool water droplets!

Arija said...

A living memorial is so much more poignant than a stone staue. Thanks for posting this, somehow it gives one hope.

Gallicissa said...

You reminded me that I should take part in My world meme one of these days...

Greetings from Sri Lanka!

Vamsee said...

That is a great memorial. Maple was always maple to me - didn't know there were many varieties. Thanks for the information and the photographs.

Beth Niquette said...

Wow...I had no idea. In the late 1970's there was a movie on television about what happened there.

I was a child when it happened, and though I heard about it, I was too young to care or understand.

I was the age of the kids who died, when I saw that movie, and I cried, and could not stop.

Thank you for sharing this.

Tipper said...

I love Maples!! And this is a great tribute too.

Jo Castillo said...

Nice memorial. I saw Kent State was in a baseball regional in Arizona and thought of you, too.

Denise said...

Great My World photos.

Powell River Books said...

A living tribute - nice. I invite you to come see the Fish Bridge in La Conner, Washington. - Margy

Karen said...

Lovely memorial..

That is a day I will never forget.

My most vivid memory of that day, is my daughter, sitting on the couch for ages, riveted to the TV and still holding the spatula that she had been using to turn some eggs she was cooking for breakfast..

The words on that plaque are beautiful...

aguthrieimages said...

Beautiful close ups of the three trees leaves this was a great post George