The Grandmother Tree


One of my tree friends, the Grandmother Tree, one of my tree friends, was still standing January 2011 and went down during a strong storm later that the year.

She grew on my rural property, near the creek and in view from “my rock” seat at the top of a short bluff. During many, many camping trips, I saw her in all seasons, different kinds of weather, different times of the day and under full moons.

Davis (my youngest son, now 34 years old) and I did a night hike one winter evening when he was in 4th grade. We laid with our heads near her trunk. The limbs made her look like a giant spider standing over us.

 One time  a raccoon tail hung out the hole on the side near the top. I would sit and lean against her and watch/listen to the water running in the creek just feet away.

It’s been nice to sit here and “walk” back through memories of the Grandmother Tree.


10 responses to this post.

  1. Lovely thoughts, thanks for sharing!


  2. Posted by Tree Lover Therese on November 30, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Love the Grandmother tree


  3. It’s nice to know that other people have tree friends and memories with them.


  4. That’s funny, I used to work for a lady who had a tree on her property that she called by the same name, but it was a huge old white pine.
    I have a few tree friends too and I visit them regularly.


  5. Beautiful. Some trees are very special.


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