Tag: tree

  • Essay #46: powerless or powerful?

    Big storm last week, with knee-deep snow. It knocked out power and phone and thousands of trees. The tall locust in the back yard cracked, and several huge limbs crashed down, scraping the house. My next-door neighbor heard it and yelled, “Are you okay?!” A broken branch dangled 15 feet above the northwest corner of […]

  • Essay #8: power or protection

    There is a Norway Spruce in the front yard – 40 or 50 feet tall, evergreen and gorgeous, it shields me from my neighbors’ view. When the setting sun hits it, the trunk turns golden orange. I look at this tree often: when I’m writing, eating, chopping vegetables. It has protected and shaded me for […]