Monday, October 12, 2015


In autumn, the trees glow. Walking with my son through our woods on Sunday afternoon, I began thinking of the many trees that glow in my memory.

There was a mulberry tree in my childhood where my brothers and I climbed, and perched and dreamed.

There was a fast growing Chinese elm at the center of my butterfly garden that my children climbed, and beneath those fine leafed branches they played while we grew together in the garden.

There was a willow tree by the river in our town. Generations of children played along its sturdy trunk over the gentle flow of sweet water.  This summer a wild wind took it down. When you visit the park where the willow once stood, memories flow like the water in the river, poignant and sweet.

There are so many trees on this farm; some fresh and new, others brittle with age.  The stately sycamore guards the house and a host of cedars greets and guides us on our woodland rambles.

How long has it been since you climbed a tree or sat beneath one lost in a book or a long slow daydream?

Where ever you are, whatever the weather I wish you the comfort and company of trees.


Pom Pom said...

Trees are good friends. I might go out and hug our maple tree today. She's so good, so pretty, so sturdy.

Out on the prairie said...

I like to look over ones i planted as a kid. We had a willow next to the pond that we grabbed a handful of branches and swung out over the water.

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I never thought of it in quite that way but you are right...the trees glow in Autumn. Now you have me ready to go walking through a big wood.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

My woods are surrounded by many old scarred trees
they remind me
of me :)

Laura said...

So beautiful! Trees are rooted in my memories from childhood through now… a walk a few moments ago looking up at the glory!

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

The glow, yes!

The leaves of some trees, seem to glow with an inner light, even on a rainy or dark day. It is amazing, and I look forward to it, every autumn.

Hugs and magic,

Aisling said...

I hope you did! :)

Aisling said...

That's a good memory, isn't it?

Aisling said...

I hope you were able to take that walk!

Aisling said...

I love that thought...Reminds me of how we are connected to the land.

Aisling said...

So glad to see you here Laura. It's been a while! :) Glory is the perfect word!

Aisling said...

Yes! Sometimes they seem to glow even more on a gloomy day. I love that thought of an inner fire!