Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Earth Day


This is a lovely old gnarled hemlock. It is on one of the main paths in Hemlock Ravine Park. When my daughter and her friends were little we called her Grandmother Hemlock. There was a wee knot hole near the base and when we were finished our time in the park, each of us would take a turn to whisper a wish to the tree and give her a hug:) I cannot pass that tree even now without stopping.:)

12 comments:

Alice said...

that is the sweetest of posts ... i love the thought that a tree can have a million memories woven into its bark :-)

Anne said...

Hi, Shelagh! What a fabulous story! I love the idea of whispering secrets to your favorite Grandmother Hemlock tree. Spectacular! :-)

Flor Larios Art said...

Huge...beautiful tree! Super photo and great story...

Mickey Johnson said...

...gorgeous tree and photo. what a sweet idea as well. xo, mickey

Tess said...

What a wonderful photograph. A delight memory too and so appropriate to share it today being it's Eart Day. :)

Sara said...

That is the coolest thing! I love that you give that beautiful tree a hug...I think everyone should have a special tree or plant that they can share a secret with...

Loth said...

Lovely post and great photo. That looks like a really nice park

Kathy said...

That is so awesome!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

What a sweet little tradition that was! We should all hug a tree now and then ...where would we be without them? :-)

PS Thanks for that Brooklyn blog travel link -- I enjoyed looking at it!

Jenn said...

I am in awe of sweet Grandmother Hemlock!
Lovely story in celebration of Earth day:):)
xoxox

daisies said...

what a beautiful story, love!

Tumble Fish Studio said...

What a lovely story! I want to whisper a wish to the tree! I think you need to write many pages about this and illustrate it.