Forest Song

Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy before the Lord.
Psalm 96:12-13 NRSV

I drew this picture for the foreign exchange student from Spain who spent a year in our home. She always liked the rhododendrons and our woods, so I started to draw them for her.

As more people saw it though, I could tell it was something different to each one. Some saw the forest; some saw it as a flower picture. Still others saw it as a path into or out of the woods. Visitors to the redwoods see it as a reminder of a beautiful place they visited.

For our family it's a picture of the driveway from our house to the road. What started out as a picture for Yolanda, ended up being something for everyone. I hope she sees it for what it was intended to be - an expression of love and friendship to a special person on the other side of the world.
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