Monday, February 7, 2011

Growth

.
I remember when this tree 
was a sapling
in our backyard
fragile,
too spindly for my children to climb.

It's big enough now
but 
they've moved away.

2 comments:

Miss Becky said...

ah, this is lovely Sue. I'm wondering what kind of tree this is as it's unfamiliar to me but I love the smoothness of it and the perspective you've given. well done!
have a beautiful day!

sue said...

Becky, thanks, I had fun trying to give a sense of its height. it's a eucalypt but I don't know what sort. All around the base are long ribbons of bark that it sheds each year. they can be up to 6' long or more.