Will this winter ever end?  Thankfully, spring is just around the corner!!  This post is in honor of my friend Betty Brown who has devoted enormous time and resources to planting trees around my city working with the Nashville Tree Foundation.  Artist Charles Brindley has certainly done his fair share as well.  He preserves these old friends on the canvas.

Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them.  ~Bill Vaughn


I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

— Joyce Kilmer