As I read Julie’s blog post on Getting Arboreal: A Nature Collection. I thought man oh man this is me. I have a deep deep love for Nature. Any chance we get, we run up to the Family farm. 180 acres of beautiful nature to discover! This land has been in the family for more than 150 years. The time we spend as a family to me is so precious to me! Spending the days discovering what nature has to offer. The nights in front of the camp fire watching the bats fly around our very own street light. Going to sleep listening to the owls and coyotes sing us a lullaby. We have lots of trees. We are even doing a forestry project on part of the land. Two trees stand out as our favorites though. Below is one of them! The other one is in our driveway. If I get my scanner to work – I can show you how much the tree has grown over the last 30 years.
A Blessing for the Woods
by Michael S. Glaser
Before I leave, almost without noticing,
before I cross the road and head toward
what I have intentionally postponed—
Let me stop to say a blessing for these woods:
for crows barking and squirrels scampering,
for trees and fungus and multi-colored leaves,
for the way sunlight laces with shadows
through each branch and leaf of tree,
for these paths that take me in,
for these paths that lead me out.
The Ash tree in my back yard! Mr. Ink has gotten to see this wonderful beauty grow for 30 years!
When we can’t get to the farm, you can find us out on the bike trails or other trails. This weekend we went to my favorite one with the red covered bridge!
The sky diving school is not far away and we got to see several adventurous people sky dive! It was so fun to watch from the ground 😉
The oak tree has to be one of my favorite trees! I love the way the branches fall and the pretty shape of the leaves!
Look at all those insect eggs on these leaves!
Thanks for the wonderful assignment Mrs. Julie! Can’t wait to show everyone what these trees look like in fall/winter and spring! It made for a fun part of our weekend! Hope you enjoy the tour of trees! Remember to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle 🙂