Tree Worship

herTemescul State Park, CA, 2013.

I’m sure I’m not alone when I say that there are certain trees I’ve known since the beginning of time. Since I’ve hiked a certain canyon back when I was alone or coupled or alone or single or alone or afraid or brave or out of shape or in shape. I tend to find places that make me feel invisible and seen at the same time. I tend to hike alone and I tend to hike happy.

The Big Bad Gorgeous Dame here has been my friend for a million years. She is at the end of the straight UP-straight DOWN trail at Temescul and every time I see her I think she’d love to sit down with me, have a cup of Earl Grey and then have me tell her what is happening at the top of the mountain.

Instead I walk past her and I wave and I tell her that she is just about as glorious as glorious gets and she, for her part, holds her majestic ground there, like a Ziegfeld Follie and spreads her arms out as wide as the eye can see.

I think trees make the best greeters, don’t you?

Your Biggest Fan,
Oaky Oakerson
Oaktown, USA

11 Comments on "Tree Worship"

  1. MidLyfeMama says:

    I do think they are the best. With all that love and sturdiness and wisdom.

  2. PJ says:

    I knew my parenting job was done and I could die happy when my seven year old told me had to take me someplace and show me something. Then she walked me to a place she passes on her way to school and showed me a particular tree and said, “It’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen and I talk to it every day.”

    That was 32 years ago and I’m still happy.

  3. Suzanne says:

    Trees make me happy and beautiful trees as your missus Oak, make me delirious. She’s beautiful and I would love to share a cup of Earl Grey with you both.

  4. Magnificent. Both of you.

  5. Oh, look at that tree, and that GRASS! The color and life! Just what I needed today, Oaky.

  6. I’ve loved that tree, I’ve hiked that trail, I’ve seen a dude flashing his own tree up near the falls. Totally glam photo. Love it.

  7. Becca says:

    And I thought I was the only one in love with trees!