Monday, June 15, 2015

Old Trees

Whenever I see old trees,  they make me start wondering.

They would have so much to tell!

The one shown in this post is in the yard at Arrowhead, home of the New England writer,  the late Herman Melville.

Remember that he wrote Moby Dick?  

The trunk of this old beauty is gnarled and unique looking.

It looks to me like it's been around a long time.

Perhaps the author's  little daughters once had picnics underneath it.

It has lived many decades of life, through storms and all kinds of seasons.

Yet it remains strong and living!

Good work, old tree!



Linda O'Connell said...

I also love trees and imagine stories related to each unique one. Go sit out under a shade tree today and pen a story. :)

diane.stetson said...

Yes I've read Moby Dick. I love old trees too and the California Redwoods are more than fifteen hundred years old. Oh the stories they could tell...nice pictures Susan.

Chatty Crone said...

Don't you just wonder about trees - how long they have been somewhere and what have they seen? How did it get so gnarled? Hope you had a nice day!

Nellie said...

It has been years, but yes, I have read Herman Melville!

Do you suppose there are some elves or faeries living in or around that tree?:-)

Merlesworld said...

Not that I remember but I may have.
I like old trees too.

All4 Barbie said...

Hello from Spain: I did not read Herman. I agree with you that the trees have many generations.We keep in touch

Starry Dawn said...

Hi Susan,
I love old trees. They hold a long history in its roots.
I don't like when people destroy or mutilate trees.
Thanks to trees and plants, humans got oxygen in this planet.
Your today's post is so very interesting, Susan.
Thank you for visiting my blog posts, my friend!
I highly appreciate your lovely comments.
You are invited to have lunch with us at anytime, if we are back home.
God bless you, Susan, and those you love.
Hope, Peace & Love,
Poet Starry Dawn.

Red Rose Alley said...

Old trees really get to my heart, Susan. I appreciate all trees, as they provide shade for us on those hot days. I'm glad to know someone who loves them as much as I do.


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