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Our Tree of Life

One of the things that drew us to the property we are on is a huge Beech Tree. It is so massive it serves as a canopy over most of the back yard area. It gives plenty of shade to us as well as our chickens. It provides protection for our chickens from hawks and other predators. The base of the tree has pockets of root that fill up with water after it rains and our chickens drink from it. It also houses squirrels, frogs and of course birds. We have so much respect for this particular tree. You can see where names were carved into the side at some point and it has been here so long, what was once small names are these huge letters. I am not one to carve into trees but this certainly gives our tree some character. I wonder what kind of world it would be if everyone had a tree just like this.


I am sorry if I cannot reciprocate on comments as much as I would like to. I feel a little spread thin right now! I do look at all the photos that come through the Distressed group and appreciate all your wonderful images there!


One textured used, “Down By The River” from painted days.


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Uploaded on April 2, 2012