Tuesday 22 December 2015

The Strength of Winds

I am mourning the loss of another tree
It wasn't even one of the ones we are concerned about
Such a healthy tree full of fir cones and new growth

It was carpenter ants that started the job
and a windy day was the last straw.
But look at how beautiful the tree trunk is
All those spiralling corridors munched away
leaving paper thin walls.


  1. Isn't that a wonderful spiral though!

  2. Beauty that comes from disaster. Sad, but uplifting at the same time. So sorry about the demise of your tree.

  3. Oh, my goodness... amazing tracking and yet - what a loss. Thinking about you at this beautiful season and it looks like you still have green gras and no snow as well - we had the wind and now the rain.
    Have a wonderful Christmas...

  4. Your tree keeps on giving - sharing its core with you. Lovely stitchery I'm thinking.

  5. There is a Japanese term I learned some time ago ... "Kintsukuroi" ...literally meaning 'to repair with gold'. It involves the art of repairing broken pottery with a gold or silver lacquer with the understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken ... your tree trunk reminds of the latter part of this. :-)

  6. It shakes me to the core when a tree goes down ... but, I know you will be inspired with a fibre piece that will give this tree a second life !
    Strange winter in Canada, eh ? ;)


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