Wednesday, October 28, 2015

A Tree 50 years Later

Fifty years ago, Grandma Shaw gave my Dad a small skinny sapling of a tree to plant in the front yard of my parent's home in Simsbury, Connecticut. As Bobby Goldsboro sang in the song "Honey"

 "See the tree, how big it's grown
But friend it hasn't been too long, it wasn't big."

Read more: Bobby Goldsboro - Honey Lyrics | MetroLyrics

My Dad shaped this tree over the years and now 50 years later this tree has surely grown!    

This tree with its yellow Fall leaves which fall in the Fall matches the color almost of my parent's house. I don't know if Grandma Shaw knew this when she presented this tree to us. 

Everything has a cycle and this mature tree is now in its prime glory and splendor. With a firm foundation and established roots tempered by weathering hot Summers,Winter blizzards and Spring rains,  this tree has survived and prospered and developed a thick bark skin.  Surviving adversities can make one stronger over time whether a tree or a human lifetime.

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