We had a recent wind storm. Had two trees go down. Was to go out to my friends house to clean up the trees and get the one off the fence.
Another of her friends showed up and did all the work for me. I went out just to find the stump.
I started counting the rings. This one was about 75 years old. The smaller tree was 95 years old. On that tree, I could tell that it had a rough winter in the early 70s. I’m going to do more accurate counts later. The older tree actually predates her dad homesteading the place when he was 13. That’s another story. As I was counting rings and thinking of the past, I was reminded of mark rydens “stump eye”.
I almost felt like apologizing and thanking the trees for their history. Don’t get me wrong, I love trees, but I’ve cut down plenty. I’ve been running a chainsaw since I was 10 years old. Some of the trees I’ve cut down were hundreds of years old. I guess my relationship with trees and the forest is complicated. I have camped and hiked all my early years. I’ve slept inside hollow trees. I was 10 when my dad first bought the land.
This is one view of the land I grew up working and playing on. The only place I feel right.
I guess I can’t separate my feelings for the land and the forest from memories of my late father. There are always memories there. There is a poet named Todd boss. He wrote a poem called “wood burning” that brings me to tears.
I guess the older I get, the more I see being away from the trees and Forest is a kind of failure.
How to get back?
Frosted Mountain Birch - Oliver Wright
Above the Fray
The Other World
“Afterglow” by Ed Sheeran (2020)
I’m Moving! Property Tour Of My New Place
Here’s a walk around the property, the house tour will be tomorrow. Sorry I can’t answer all the questions in one video, I’ll get there. THANK YOU for everything!
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21/11/2020 | Vildergarde
Enjoy some pics I took of the snow today!!!!