In the company of trees

Think of your strong images of trees.

Climbing? Jumping from them? Picking pears from low branches? I am fortunate to know days of those sports. Here are more leaves of this memory scrapbook –

Palms bowing down against the wet sluice of hurricanes.

Brown hairs of Resurrection Fern transforming to lime green after rain.

Morning glory vines traveling up a tree trunk, in purple bloom

Imagining the scattered community Champion trees of Florida & delighting in knowing the giant grove our trees across the state cumulatively contribute, to the national compilation.

An open air performance of my one-act play about visionary Laura Jepsen, under a live oak tree named Lichgate Oak, the tree that Laura Jepsen saved in Lichgate Park.

A bouquet of  shiny magnolia leaves, forevermore evergreen, to editor & writer Nancy Adams, who wrote a journal entry about memories of trees, which brought me to focus my thoughts beyond the annual Christmas tree hunt.

Closing with exuberant wishes for a great Christmas season & also with my photographs of three beloved Florida trees-

Fishing net and lights tree of Cedar Key

Doll tree at Dania/Hollywood of the Seminole Tribe of Florida

Beloved, legendary Lichgate Oak, Tallahassee . All photographs c. Jan Godown Annino

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5 thoughts on “In the company of trees

  1. My earliest tree memory is of a gigantic quince (I know, they are normally not gigantic) in the yard of my first house. Each neighborhood child had a branch of their own. My mother said that the shoes and bare feet that hung down were, to her, the best possible fruit.

    Merry Christmas writing pal.

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