Thank you for collaborating with my husband and taking the fantastic picture of “my tree”. I was truly suprised – not to mention a little emotional – when I recieved the gift. Your picture is absolutely stunning – something I will treasure for life.” – Krista Strayer
Capio Promontorium “seize the mountain” in Latin, is the caption written for Krista’s tree, by her husband. He hired me to photograph her favorite tree on the Trans Canada Highway west of Calgary, just before the Sibbald Creek exit. When I got there and hiked up the cliff that it seizes, I realized just how personal and even quite romantic a gift it was going to be.
Every time they drive by this little tree on a cliff they call out “there’s my tree, or there’s your tree”. Krista’s tree is something else, it grows out of rock that jets out like a “V” that cuts into the west wind. It takes some of the worst weather, it even takes the strong Chinook winds in warm winter weather, and looks like its been taking the beating for decades. It still stands strong and grips the rock with roots that look like hands.
I admire that tree, I admire her for having a husband that not only gets it, but delivers it. From this point forward, I will drive by Krista’s tree and call out “Capio Promontorium” – with all due respect.