Several years back I wrote a blog post about one of my favorite trees, the Newton Apple Tree on the campus of Babson College. It was a wonderful contemplative tree located right in the middle of the busy campus. In spite of being in the middle of everything it was still a peaceful oasis. The backstory is that it was supposedly a descendent of THE Newton Apple Tree, the one that inspired Sir Isaac to think through gravity. Roger Babson, founder of Babson College, was a Newtonophile big time and had the resources to pull something like that off, so it could be true. But we, many of us who worked there and some students, cherished the tree and would have done so regardless of its lineage. Alas, aging and construction meant the end of the tree a few years back, which I was honored to be able to chronicle while saying goodbye.
The penultimate image, “Goodbye Isaac” was chosen recently by juror Tom Zetterstrom for inclusion in Photoplace Gallery’s current exhibition, Celebration of Trees. I am honored for Isaac to be included in such an interesting exhibition.
You can read about the exhibition and the Gallery here. If you’re interested, at that link you can order a copy of the exhibition catalogue. The Photoplace Gallery is a wonderful exhibition opportunity created for emerging fine art photographers. They are located in Middlebury, Vermont and definitely worth the trip. I couldn’t leave off though without a picture of Isaac in more pleasant times.