Thursday, April 13, 2006

Deep Roots Deep Roots

Trees add such a wonderful element to our sense of place. When I saw this pine tree with its huge roots at the Saratoga Battlefield Park, I was struck by how the roots seemed to symbolize the deep sense of history in this area. Not only the historic battlefield, but just about every nook and cranny has significance. And trees like this have served as silent witnesses, sentinels who enrich our lives with shade, beauty, and a sense of place. All of this is especially noticable as the cycle of spring comes around again, and our world is transformed by the coming of green, and the deepening of our roots in this beautiful countryside.


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