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The Tuesday tree: at the end of the rainbow

January 25, 2011

There is a particular tree at the edge of our nearest wood which often catches our attention. A tall beech, its pale, rangy limbs have more character and energy than those of the surrounding trees. So much so, in fact, that we refer to it as the Ent: not a tree but a tree-herder, a shepherd of the woods. Anyway, at breakfast this morning, we suddenly saw that our Ent had been noticed by others too.

Like the pointing finger of Michaelangelo’s Jehovah in the Sistine Chapel, a rainbow was stretching down to touch this one tree with radiance. I hope it enjoyed the heavenly attention. As for us, do you think it is perhaps better for the soul to find, not a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but a tree?

See also: Oak on a frosty morning

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. maryz permalink
    January 25, 2011 6:43 pm

    What a wonderful tribute to your tree! And how special for it to be shared with you, and thus with the rest of us. Thanks.

  2. January 26, 2011 7:26 am

    Even as a Scot I think I might prefer the tree to the pot of gold. The ‘inscape’ of trees is a pleasure no money can buy.

  3. January 26, 2011 3:43 pm

    Oh how lovely! I was always very taken with the Ents when I first came across LOTR.

  4. Margaret Lambert permalink
    January 26, 2011 3:56 pm

    Pots of gold can be spent in a hurry, but a wonderful tree is a pleasure for generations. I’m for the tree!

  5. Deb permalink
    January 28, 2011 1:40 am

    Amazing! A gift from above in more ways than one, always better than gold.

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