. . . well, really rather another favorite. Can there be too many favorite trees? I think not.
My heart belongs to the magnificent Copper Beech that sits in the shade garden close to the Visitor Center at the Morton Arboretum. I have written about this stately tree often. Thanks to my friend Janet, I found her favorite tree last year, a Cork tree. I’ve recently grown rather fond of the Bald Cypress and how it changes through the seasons. It has taught me more about acceptance as it sheds its needles after putting on a splendid show, uncommon for its ilk.
My newly acquired addition to my favorite trees list greeted me while on a long walkabout with my lifetime favorite person, aka the Antler Man. We were sauntering along the Joy Path, a new Morton Arboretum adventure for us, and there it was, stretching wizened arms out in welcome. Click on the photo below to get a better idea of how magnificent this tree is -as is the young man standing under it.
as does the bark, with its carved nooks and crannies.
I look forward to visiting this magnificent maple in the next several weeks as I am sure he will be resplendent his Autumn suit of color; surely as serviceable as any once found in State Street’s Marshall Field’s.
It is good, is it not, to sometimes wander along a new path in life?