Saturday, March 8, 2008

Memorial Pines

A few days ago, I posted about a special tree. It is a very unusual tree or trees. At the base, it appears that several trees were intentionally woven together and they grew and grew and grew all intermingled.

Everyone who sees the trees has a theory. Mine is that some little girls used the spot as their play area and whimsically planted some young trees and braided them together. The tree is located about 1/2 mile into the woods from my parents' house and probably 1/4 mile from the last stone wall which probably marked the boundaries of a field in pioneer days. It is in a hilly area that wouldn't have been used for fields and near what we call the erratic boulder field which has many big boulders.

The original farmhouse that was on this property burned many years ago and the family is gone from the area. So there is no historical memory of whether or not this was a memorial of some sort, but my parents have chosen to call it Memorial Entwined Pines.

Mom and Dad have put a bench near the tree, so that the pines can be comfortably contemplated when there isn't a million feet of snow on the ground.

3 comments:

The Texican said...

Before next winter, move the sign higher and block up the legs of the bench. Nice post.

KEANAN BRAND said...

I've always liked mysteries, and this one is intriguing, and would make rich story material. Cool photos.

Kathiesbirds said...

What a great theory! What a cool tree!