The Grandmother Tree

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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.

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10 responses to this post.

  1. Lovely thoughts, thanks for sharing!

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

    Love the Grandmother tree

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

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  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.

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  5. Beautiful. Some trees are very special.

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