Photo Challenge #37 / Hero Shot

20180927ma_5083“Survivor” / Theme: Hero Shot

A little about this photo…

I don’t usually post an older photo of mine, but today I’m making an exception. Today marks the 20th Anniversary of September 11th. I lived in New York City at the time of the attacks back in 2001 (I lived and worked in Queens at the time), so this day always brings back a flood of memories and emotions.

This photo is from a trip back in 2018. It shows One World Trade Center (otherwise known as the Freedom Tower). In front, on the right-hand side, is the Survivor Tree.

What is the Survivor Tree? It’s a pear tree that was there on the day of the attacks back in 2001. It was the one tree that survived. They took it and nursed it back to health, replanting it here in this location. What I love about this photo (and about the tree) is that it reminds me that there is hope in this world. Terrible things can happen and still, there is hope.




THIS 2021 WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE – For more information about the list of prompt, click on this link. And join me in posting your own photos every Saturday with #2021picoftheweek

5 thoughts on “Photo Challenge #37 / Hero Shot

  1. That’s a beautiful photo of a beautiful, hopeful moment of survival! I am so sorry you were in NYC when the attacks happened—I can imagine that today would be a lot to deal with. I’ve heard of at least two picture books here on #IMWAYR (one is called This Very Tree) that specifically talk about the Survivor Tree—perhaps those might be of interest to you.

    Also, I finally have another photo for the challenge at ascrapbookofstories [dot] blogspot [dot] com. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely photo and hosting this great challenge!

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