June's Festival of the Trees is being hosted by Jade of Arboreality. Jade has suggested for this month: "Find a tree that’s a part of your day to day, and tell us about it in whatever way feels best!"
This is the beech tree that grows over the wall behind my house. It's the biggest tree around here. I love to look up into its branches.
It casts shade into our garden in mid afternoon, perfect time for shade if it's been a hot day.
Here it is in it's full glory.
Looking at the trunk over the wall.
Here's why we call it Tinkerbelle's Tree. The little cat from down the street loves to climb it. She seems to be the only cat around who likes to sit in this tree. Being small, she can perch on the smallest branches for a good look around.
One day we woke up to find a swaying piece of plastic caught in its branches, it looked very ghostly moving in the shadows of the tree.
The setting sun lights up the leaves from below.
Tinkerbelle sits in her tree one night, eyes glowing.
The moon caught in its branches.
Sometimes I see the entire tree as a giant tree-person, staring forlornly into the west. Gives me the shivers, there could very well be a presence there, very old. I am in awe of it at these times.
Join in the Festival of the Trees every month!