Friday, December 30, 2011

The Old Man...

...has fallen

May The Old Man rot in peace.
I'll miss him terribly.


change isn't always pleasant

I've blogged about this magnificent tree over the years - the photo in my blog header is that of The Old Man in all his glory. I always knew that the above was inevitable, but was hard to see this. What finally happened is the "sprout" (you can see it lying on the ground on the left) that was growing out of the left side finally got too heavy and caused The Old Man to split. I really am sad to see him go. He was magnificent! 

Photo taken December 2011.


  1. I know how you feel. I'm sure it's similar to seeing all our old trees gone from the tornado. Decades of growth gone.

  2. Oh, no!! I'm sorry. Like you said, it was inevitable, but still sad. :(

  3. Just remember where this tree once cast shade, others may now grow in the newfound light.

    Happy New Year!

  4. So sad. But a dying tree usually lends it self to new life in some form.

  5. thankfully we live in the age of cameras that keep the old memories alive and well. love the header always have...

  6. Only the main trunk has split. The tree lives on, I think.

    The root system goes way back into the flood plain behind it and there were a good dozen small trees springing up from the old roots.

    I suspect we'll see the same in the coming year.

    But, yes, the old hollow trunk is gone.


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