Thanks, Dusan and Jean-Claude! River
Very interesting !LIKE
Thank you, Gholami, for your comments. River
Beautiful shaped tree, I guess it is an old one!
You have a faible for enchanted trees as well dear Wind River Y*+like Best wishes, Peter
How many years has this old Oak grown here
with its roots in the thin desert soil
How many years has it struugled to survive with every moment a toil
How many rains, though sparse and scarce has it enjoyed
while critters run to shelter under its boughs
how many years will it last from now on, in baking heat and freezing cold
as sun falls behind Western edge
How many years will it see the Sunrise, o'er Eastern rim each day
and how many years will it last out a life, in silent endless splendidness here?
Wind River I spotted your comment on the canoes in the river, hope you don't object to my writing here. I came to look around your gallery and I should really have hit the hay long ago! It is now 01:45 here, so I am just about to trundle up the wooden hill, but I shall return to your delightful collection.
I thank you both for enjoying this fabulous old tree, grandfather at least! Thanks to Annelies, Peter and Mike. I don't have time right this minute to respond to your very beautifully written response to this old tree, Mike... you ARE a poet! Just beautiful and a special thanks to you, MIKE!!!
MIKE I don't like sadness, but thought I wood share this little bit with you before I go on my way. This old oak, God knows how old, had a red ribbon around it, meaning it is to be cut down; however ineffective it may have been, I cut the blasted thing off and pray it stays put for many another year!! I think of it sometimes before bed and 'pray' for it to be strong and live long.
Yours, to whom I hope will be a special friend of mine, River
Just seen your response River, I am in complete agreement with you. In saving this tree and preserving it for future (no matter how long) Industry cannot utilise such a knarly lump of timber, what'll it make?? Looking at the map i doubt a highway will be put over it! I am reminded that a mountaineer climbrd Everest, when asked why he said "because it's there" I sincerely hope the 'ribbon people' don't think the same about cutting gramps down.
Sure you may be my Pano friend, jusy any time you call here I may be slow to respond at times - but you can always make a coffee or tea while you wait!!
Hang on in there!
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