Summer Trees

How wonderful to be walking on a back-country dirt road on a hot summer day and be under the shade canopy of trees decked out in their summer garb. Many years ago there was a short, quarter mile stretch of road that I traveled on my way home from work. I had trees on both sides of the road and their limbs grew over the two-lane road. In the summer, before we had car air conditioning, I would be so hot driving out of the city and would hit this short stretch and the temperature would drop and my energy would increase. I looked forward to this little bit of road between the trees in all seasons.

Well, I’ll be posting trees from each of our four very distinct seasons here in Michigan over the next few day. They won’t be of that stretch of road because I never stopped to take a photo – I never had a camera with me and I thought it would always be there to refresh and delight me. I don’t have it any more because they cut the trees down by the road to put in a wide bike/walking path. It is attractive but doesn’t feed my soul. I think I feel a life-lesson in my words, did you hear anything?

I’m taking part in Becky B’s “month of June treesquares.”

9 thoughts on “Summer Trees

    • Could be, Charlie. Can be difficult to balance our task of aging involving looking back and evaluating our lives and looking forward to make sure all our ducks are in a row so we can be secure when we are older WITH spending time in the present appreciating what we have and can do right now. How do I listen to all three voices at once, I wonder?


  1. I heard, Pat. And I guess there are many of us listening to the lesson. Still, we have to work hard on it to act accordingly. I don’t know why we humans never learn. β™₯

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    • I know there are things I take for granted that I won’t have forever, but life sometimes gets complicated and… Maybe when I do some flower gardening tomorrow that, instead of wishing it was done, I’ll treasure my time deadheading and digging because I won’t be able to do it in a few years.


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