My Father's Pecan Tree

I really wanted to have some poetry today - but it's not going to happen. So instead, look at these pictures I took of my dad's pecan tree when we were down visiting at the end of May. Isn't it gorgeous?








Last week a wind storm knocked the tree over.



And now I feel bereft.


There wasn't much damage to the house, and no one was hurt. But, really, to me it felt like a death in the family. Goodbye old friend!

Comments

  1. Oh, what a beautiful tree! I've read that a big tree like this makes a huge difference in keeping a house cool in the heat of summer and greatly reduces AC bills. Aside from that, trees add to the property value...and, of course, they are like friends.

    Glad nobody was hurt!

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  2. I think the Earth weeps when a tree dies. I know I do.

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  3. Ouch! What a shame that a tree that might be a hundred years old can be destroyed in seconds. :(

    S

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  4. Oh no! What a terrible loss. They are such wonderful shade trees and they give you food.

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  5. Oh, my gosh! I love pecan trees. My dad planted some years ago and they got huge. So beautiful.

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  6. It's always a shame to lose a tree. But especially one so fruitful and lovely. I share your pain.

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  7. Oh, no! It was a glorious tree! I would feel bereft, too.

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  8. What a gorgeous tree. I'm so sorry they lost that beauty! I can understand your feelings about it -- there's a distinct hole!

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  9. How sad! Remember when you sent me two big bags of pecans from your dad's tree a few years ago, because I couldn't find pecans in Argentina back then? They were so yummy!
    I am glad no one was hurt physically, though I'm sure everyone is mourning the loss of such a magnificent tree.

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