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Friday, January 23, 2009

A Very Old Tree

I do not know the age of this tree, but I do know it is very tall and about 5 or so feet wide. Perhaps Oak or Hemlock? We found the tree on one of our hiking trips through our woods. Every hike is a discovery, a new adventure and an opportunity to share our day with nature. Those trees, plants, boulders, creeks and waterfalls do not belong to us even though we claim the land as our own. They belong to the earth, for they are a temporary loan from God.

I cannot help but appreciate God's generosity.

(Woody enjoys the hikes as well and complains when left behind.)


  1. I love old trees, too. Looks like an ash or an elm. The elms, while rare, have a double trunk like that. Ash have deep bark, as this one does. Hard to tell without seeing the leaves.

    If it's a hemlock, it would have small bushy evergreen needles with very small pine cones.

    P.S. I had a heck of a time trying to comment. That inline comment thing doesn't work very well, I think. Just thought I'd let you know in case others weren't able to comment as well.

  2. I envy you so much! I wish I lived by some woods, because I love hiking and taking the dogs for walks. They would love walking through the woods!!

    Also, I wanted to thank you for putting my avatar here on your site. I am so honored that you have it displayed. I am working on doing something on my new template to have a place for avatars of my favorite blogs. Hopefully I will have time to work on it this weekend. Thank you so much, again!! Matt

  3. Thanks for this, Fearless!
    I am enjoying this journey with you.

  4. MS. Mecomber

    I will have to look closely at the leaves in the summer when I return. Perhaps I will post another picture then. I saw no needles or pine cones on the ground, so I guess it is not hemlock. I read that hemlocks in the Carolinas have caught some disease and few have survived.

    Perhaps it is an elm tree, for I saw no other tree like it in the vicinity. Thanks so much for the information and for your visit.

    Hi Matt

    I posted your badge with great pleasure, for I am a big fan of your blog.

    Thank you Geoffrey for following along and I do hope you enjoy the view!

  5. To me, this tree is a beautiful study in harmony. One tree, sharing one common root, yet obviously branching out in different directions, but peacefully able to co-exist throughout the ages...and with Woody standing by as an "Amen" What testimony! ~Nards

  6. I wrote a poem once about the majesty of trees...I love to go hiking and check out the different types...

    Cool blog!

  7. lovely and thanks for sharing. I'll try to be back more often. i've missed this eloquent blog.

  8. Beautiful photo. I wish more people would remember we are just stewards of the land for this moment in time.

  9. Beautiful--thanks for sharing! :)


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