I Cried Over One Once
I think tress are magnificent. They stand tall and proud & offer humans & other animals so much, so as shelter & shade. They are strong, can withstand the elements & most winds. (I've seen winds so strong that trees bend so far that I think they will snap!)
I used to get so frustrated when I would see a tree being cut down. Now, I know a lot of our products come from trees, but I'm talking about "neighborhood" trees. When someone cuts down a perfectly good tree just because they don't want to rake all those leaves it really ticks me off. It just leaves a huge hole & takes your brain a long time to get used to not seeing it there.
My Mom & Dad used to have a beautiful Blue Spruce in the front yard. I loved that tree! I woke up one morning to the sound of chain saws & looked out the front window to see beautiful Blue being butchered. I was in total & utter shock! Someone could have warned me! I cried. I didn't talk to my parents for a week. It took me months to fully get over it...hell it's been almost 15yrs & maybe I'm still not over it! I even wrote a poem about it, "Ode To A Tree". If I can find it I will post it here.