The tree.


Out of my window I can see a tree. It’s huge. It frames the whole of the view and with each season, changes.
I can see Townhill behind with all the rows of houses. It’s taller than anything in that view.

On a windy day the top bows right over in the direction of the wind, hurling all of the jackdaws into the turbulence.

In Autumn, all the leaves tend to drop off in just 2 days.

In Spring, it’s one of the last trees to leaf.

I’ve looked at that tree for over 10 years now, it’s got my memories.

And today the new people in the house across from me, chopped it down.

Posted on January 18, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.

  1. 😦 Going to buy one to plant in my MIL’s garden.

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  2. How awful 😦

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  3. Oh love how sad… trees are such beautiful and wise spirits… so sorry… :-* xxx

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    • They chopped it down and have put a wall up around the garden, no plants. Can’t understand why you would want to get rid of something so beautiful. We’re botoxing bloody nature. What’s next, beige grass?

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  4. How very sad. This was a very touching post and beautiful drawing. At least your memories remain.

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  5. So sorry about the tree! There was a very sweet movie released in August 2010 called Flipped. It has a similar story line. If you haven’t seen it, be sure to put it on your bucket list. It is now out on video.

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  6. oh no what a shame! I love the way your drawings tell a story!

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  7. Ouch. Not cool. Beautiful pictures, beautiful expression of your memories, but such an unfortunate event that provided your inspiration. Planting another will be a good healing experience.

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    • I think so. I don’t need much of an excuse to get the shovels out and dig and neither do the girls. Maybe a double life as a nocturnal stealth planter is calling me….Thank you.

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  8. You should try pinch a branch to keep as a memento.

    What horrid people to spoil something so lovely!

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