Have you ever gone outside and have seen a tree that just draws you to it and you want to give it a big hug? If not, why not try it? If you are a little intimidated you can look around first to see if you are alone.
They give us the Energy and Birth of Spring.! The beauty of the budding of the flowers and leaves gives us such a good feeling of a new beginning of a new year.
The Dogwood Tree and Flower
The Red Bud Tree
Each season providing us with their gift of life and beauty.
When we moved to our home over 30 years ago, we had only three trees on our 5 acre property. We are tree lovers, and my husband said "well we will take care of this." So began the planting of over 1,000 trees. Many different types of trees that are uncommon in this area. Most were planted as seedlings. Some only a few inches high. We nurtured each seedling for many years. If we had a hot spell, we saved our bath and dish water and took it out in buckets to water the trees. Some were marked with those little plastic flags. One day as our Minister was driving by, he stopped and said "he had to see what we were watering." He could not see anything from the road. Well, we were watering these tiny little seedlings, which in a few years soon to be large trees.
Some of the trees we have planted and can be seen in these pictures are: Scotch Pine, Sweet Gum,, White Pine, Eastern Red Cedar, Western Red Cedar, and Norway Spruce..
We enjoy sitting under them and other times watching all the birds that live in them.
Hope you have a tree somewhere where you can watch it grow and see how strong they can become.