limbs raised to the sky
in a permanent guise.
are vulnerable too.
A bolt can take them down
by nature or Man
but everything has a purpose.
We’ve explored some gorgeous forests on our travels. Not long ago I blogged about a couple of spectacular Californian Redwood forests close to home. But right here, on my doorstep, I have my own backyard beauties. Though sadly they all have their time.
Earlier this year the tree next door was cut back. It was old, infested and eventually succumbed to its fate. And so it was eventually pruned to make it safe, though the trunk remains.
I wrote about it. And still it stands today, perhaps an eye sore and no longer the beauty it once was, but it remains a haven for wildlife.
Every night cockatoos and galahs flock there and occasionally a family of kookaburras will land, sit and laugh from its bare limbs. It reminds me that everything has a purpose.
And so today I went out and hugged another tree, my favorite lemon scented gum. My son thought it was hilarious … and that I’d gone crazy.
But it felt good. In fact, it was just the outdoor tonic I needed.
If you’re feeling down and in the doldrums shake yourself off and go hug a tree. Or better still, go hug someone you love.
I send hugs to all my wonderful blogging friends. Be like a tree trunk and stay strong and beautiful and have a great weekend.
In response to Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge: Trunk