I used to wake up to see trees from my balcony. There were four huge trees and I so enjoyed the privacy they provided and also the barrier they created when huge wind or sandstorms would pass through. Sadly, for a reason unfathomable to me, the owner of the building had them all cut down yesterday. I took this picture through the windowscreen in the tv room. The poor guy cutting down the trees had to climb barefoot with an ax in hand and do his job. It took hours.
I don't understand how there can be such a lack of respect for all things that grow. When weeds grow on the balcony, I water them! Anything that can grow and survive in this country should be respected! I took this photo from my bedroom balcony this evening. Now there is nothingness!
This picture was taken of the kids at a nature trail in Michigan a couple of years ago. The trees in this area were so amazing -- they became green at the top as they reached so high towards the sun.
On a lighter note, this is Yusef last year -- he went to school as a Library card for Halloween! :)
Zack is always smiling when he has smores at Aunt Elaine's house during summer vacation.
"How fine has the day been! how bright was the sun, How lovely and joyful the course that he run! Though he rose in a mist when his race he begun, And there followed some droppings of rain: But now the fair traveller's come to the west, His rays are all gold, and his beauties are best; He paints the skies gay as he sinks to his rest, And foretells a bright rising again." (Isaac Watts)
If you have trees and trails near you, take advantage of them! Peace & blessings, Tammy