The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

5 June 2006

"I'm not dead yet!"

Is this a new tree?About four weeks ago, I lost a tree, and I did not take it well. Oh, I was not at all remiss about having the remains removed, and much of what was left of it was eventually ground down into a fine, inedible paste, but still: of all the trees I have, this is one of the ones I would have most hated to lose. So I'm quite possibly overreacting to the presence of this ... this branch suddenly pushing itself up from the ground at the intersection of grass and wood chips, and I'm trying not to see it as, say, a reenactment of the last few frames of Carrie. But I know this branch-in-the-making on sight — I'd trimmed quite a few of them off that tree, and some more off its sister to the east — and if I didn't know better, and let's face it, I don't, I'd swear the tree was trying to come back. And I'm thinking I may as well let it. (Click the picture and it grows, so to speak.)

Posted at 6:11 PM to Surlywood


See the tree,
How big it's grown,
But friend
it hasn't been too long
It was just a twig

Posted by: Dwayne "the canoe guy" at 12:41 AM on 6 June 2006

Opening up new branches all over to serve you better!!!

Posted by: Dwayne "the canoe guy" at 12:46 AM on 6 June 2006

Revenge of the Sweetgum Seed Pod.

Posted by: McGehee at 9:34 AM on 6 June 2006

Sweetgum trees grow like weeds down here. I like them except for their sharp burrs -- then again, those are a great deterent to barefoot kids running across your lawn.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 7:03 PM on 6 June 2006

Seldom do any kids venture into my back yard, and it's probably just as well.

Posted by: CGHill at 9:06 PM on 6 June 2006