Sunday, March 14, 2010

Tennessee.

first of all, i'm no photographer, nor will i ever claim to be.
in fact, my pictures just fail to ever really capture my feelings for any given moment.
so i usually just rely on other people to capture those moments for me....

however, the following pictures are all taken in TENNESSEE.

when my father passed away, i didn't think i'd be able to speak at his funeral. i really didn't... but then it hit me. the poem i had written for him when i was 7. (and no you can't steal it, because it's far too awesome, and i know you'll want to)....
but it went like this....

When i look upon a tree,
what i think is Tennessee.
when i sit and think of dad,
i sit and cry and feel real sad.
when i think of all my fears,
i try to hold back all my tears.
what could possibly make me feel better?
probably if i wrote him a letter.

these pictures are all of Tennessee.
The skies there are beautiful....
the way the sun hits the clouds,
and all of the trees, and the leaves....

this picture is one of my favorites, and that's probably just because it was one of his favorites. i took this picture at a bridge right by his house. i'd asked him to pull over so that i could take this picture, and he did. and he liked it so much, he blew it up and framed it, and he hung it in his bedroom. that made me happy.


now i'm not sure these pictures can capture the REAL beauty of these skies....
i'm not sure if can put you in the moment.
but they sure take me back.

when you're driving up the 2 lane roads
all you can see are treeeees....

no matter which direction you looked,
forward or back....

and the trees are just soooo tall.... these tiny little pictures don't show their height. but they are all so beautiful....

trees, trees, treeees....
all the different colors and shades.
of red, green, orange, yellow and brown....
it's so beautiful.
and when the air is crisp,
and you crack your windows,
and the fresh air circulates throughout your car,
it's just enough to send chills over you....


and i slowly drove all the way back to their home.... to spend one of my very last days with him....



the sun would set on these beautiful skies,
and God knew that in just a few short weeks my father would no longer be here on earth....
he was headed.... home....


i treasure these (Tennessee) photos.

3 comments:

buymebarbies said...

Very beautiful, Ashley!!!

Ashley King said...

why thank ya!!! <3

mrscolombo@yahoo.com said...

Your dad had such a great appreciation for good photography and he would have loved your pictures.....as he loved you. I remember a month after my father died, I was driving on the freeway and I realized he would never see the child I was carrying inside me....I started crying so hard, I had to pull over to the side of the road. I cried until I threw up! Now Christopher looks so much like him. God is good. Thank you for sharing these.