I took a little break from my Photo Friday series but I am so happy to be back at it. The other day my husband and I were out exploring and happened upon a cut-down tree in the forest. They are collecting piles of dead branches and trees, getting ready for a controlled burn. This tree stump was special because the growth rings had been counted. According to the markings, this tree was over 340 years old.
So that got me thinking about this stump sitting in the forest and how long it had been there. It reminded me of the children’s book by Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree. I thought about all the trees in that forest and how much we don’t appreciate what trees do for us, give to us. Unlike some of the controversial issues the book has brought about, I simply pondered my appreciation. Like this baby pine tree that my son planted 8 years ago. That little tree had over ten feet of snow on top of it this past winter. But, it is still going strong.
And of course, one of my favorite places. This tree grows out of the top of a rock. Amazing, right? As many times as I have walked around this area, I have never noticed that tree. It is crazy to me my lack of observation.
So that brings us to our Photo Friday. That tree gave inspiration for a painting. Not only is the tree happy, but so am I.
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