Thursday, April 19, 2012


California Oaks just keep on, keeping on.
This one split right down the middle last winter and it is leafing out like everything is normal.
The oaks are magnificient with their knarled old limbs.
This one just got a bit more artsy.
People have already made a path to its truncated middle.  A nice place for kids to climb.
Open House
If I were a tree
I'd want to see
a bird with a song
on a branch of me.
I'd want a quick
little squirrel to run
up and down
and around, for fun.
I'd want the cub
of a bear to call,
and a porcupine, big,
and a tree toad, small.
I'd want a katydid
out of sight
on one of my leaves
to sing at night.
And down by my roots
I'd want a mouse
with six little mouselings
in her house.--
Aileen Fisher