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Friday, June 10, 2011

A Farewell to a Young Sugar Maple


Behold the only casualty from yesterday's storm. A young Sugar Maple I've tended for the past 10 years or so. This loss reminds me of how all life consumes life to live, and I see in this loss firewood, mulch, tomato stakes, maybe a new arbor and a walking stick or two … or more.

Peace.

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9 comments:

newmexicomtngirl.com said...

sweet

Divaeva said...

everything is so green and lush and heavenly... beautiful!
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Wizardess said...

I'm waiting on a (gentle) storm to break our heatwave. Rain is wonderful, but there is certainly a cycle!

Sharkbytes said...

Aw... so sad to lose a young tree like that, but I'm sure it will have a useful next life.

WolfCreekMill said...

I can see candle holder or vase in there too....

Leta Porter said...

And the cycle continues....

Kayla @ TheEclecticElement said...

What a wonderful way to look at things like that; it's so very true :)

Walk in the Woods said...

The spirit of this maple will live on, as it would with or without me, and I thank you all for your sweet comments and inspirations.

@WolfCreekMill ~ I'm half-wishing I had my Daddy's old lathe … and I *was* imagining other such items that might emerge, from my own hands or not. :)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Sorry to see the beautiful tree go - but you are right; in its loss there comes so much more. We have discovered this ourselves - a huge branch from a neighbor's mulberry tree landed in our yard. And so we have firewood, kindling, mulch and so much more.