MyTree

A picture taken by Olivia Levin from the top of Roxy Ann. Writing about the spot, Olivia says she "attended a sweet simple solstice circle…blessing the valley and welcoming the new season."  A lovely place indeed.

This picture was taken by Olivia Levin, of Medford, Oregon, from the top of Roxy Ann Peak. Writing about the spot, Olivia says she “attended a sweet simple solstice circle…blessing the valley and welcoming the new season.” A lovely place indeed.

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last words

I hope the editors of the Sierra Club magazine will forgive me for scanning this page from their latest issue. I thought the image said so much and was such a beautiful expression of the artist’s vision. And the tragic wisdom of Nancy Wynne Newhall’s quotation will no doubt haunt many of us to our graves.

See Lori Nix’s site for more images.

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Inaugurating this section of our blog are pictures taken by Alan Mawyer of the large maple tree that lived in the backyard of his Charlottesville home. Alan says he played under it while growing up. The tree was cut down earlier this month to make way for a new fire station.

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3 thoughts on “MyTree

  1. Spent many hours playing under this tree by the creek with the girl next door, it was one of our secret spots. I was going to photograph them pushing it over with the track hoe but decided not to. It took them 5 tries from 3 directions to get it started to fall. It did not want to give up it’s pretty little spot by the creek.

  2. Thanks, Alan Mawyer, for sharing these photos with the world! Trees are special to all of us. We are lucky to have trees to play under, and they provide many things of incalculable value. Shade in the summer, leaf piles in the fall, habitat for birds and squirrels, air purification, and natural air conditioning. We climb trees for recreation, fall in love under trees, play in their leaf piles, and enjoy a richer world for their being there. At the pace of modern growth, we need to conserve our trees and make sure they are around for the generations that are following us. May we always have trees in our communities and our lives. Thanks again for the pictures!

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