I happened to notice the tree was casting a shadow, so I put a version of this up on Instagram with this caption: "That tree saw its shadow, and we're going to have 6 more months of winter." #cackle #winter
Summer's coming. And with it the sumac to the left of the pond. Planted by a squirrel, it takes over that section of the garden and there's nothing I can do to get rid of it. It's crowded out the sand cherry that I planted.
I thought of cropping this photo so you could see the beauty of the tree close-up but the reason I actually snapped the photo was because the tree was an oasis in that field on a dry unusually HOT Spring day in Scotland.
I've posted lots of pics of my mulberry tree. It's a magical tree for me. In my fever induced delirium the other night, I imagined myself tucked into the tree's branches while it healed me. I hope I do the same for it. Protect it and nurture it.
I thought I had photos of it laden with berries. I thought I had photos of it covered in leaves and snow. I spend so much time with that tree outside my office window that I assumed I'd captured it in all of its fashion looks. I will do better this year because this is a tree that deserves to be showcased.
For now, here it is sheltering a baby robin that was hatched in its higher branches. My apologies for the window screen.
This is my mulberry tree in winter. It looks dormant and bleh. Looks are deceptive. That tree is resting, a vital component in any life cycle. I expect an abundance of fruit will result from that stillness. Yep, life lessons from trees.