Happy Thorsday, little friday, thankful thursday and happy birthday Uncle! (Sorry… I don’t have a recent photo of Uncle. Isn’t it funny how some of the people we spend the most time with are notably absent from our photos?)
I’m thankful for trees. I love ’em. We live in the woods, the dogs and I walk in the woods, and I just find great peace in staring at the trees all around us. This is one of my favorites. I call it my Ent. You can’t tell it from the photo, or from the partner photo on the girls’ blog today, but it is an ancient, GIANT tree. I am rotten with guessing measurements, but I’m sure it’s more than six feet across at its base.
I talk to my Ent. I am pretty sure it was there when Thomas Jefferson and or James Monroe lived in the area. (Monroe may have owned said property, as an aside.) I wished it well on our pre-Hurricane Sandy walk, and I truly rejoiced when we were reunited without incident afterwards. I’m sure my Ent thinks I’m a silly human. Sandy was a non-event here, and clearly, it has weathered many storms.
There are plenty of very old trees in the woods, but none are even close to my Ent in size, which also means none are close in age either. Poor ol’ giant… He’s outlived his contemporaries, but oh if he
would could talk!
What grounds you?
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