Monday morning cup of thoughts
Ask me how much I love trees...
The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. - Chinese Proverb
I have had a love affair with trees/gardens for as long as I can remember. I’ve been having fun looking through old photos recently, and I realize it’s not a surprise I love to garden.
When I purchased my first house in my 20s, a view of trees outside my windows was more important to me than the view inside the house. And these many years later, when I stress about the fire danger each year, I don’t think about moving because any place I would consider moving would need to have trees, so I would likely not be reducing my fire risk.
Just a few facts worth knowing— in one year, an acre of trees can absorb as much carbon as is produced by a car driven up to 8700 miles. Trees provide shade and shelter, reducing yearly heating and cooling costs by 2.1 billion dollars.
We’ll be enjoying this view in a few weeks. The tree is just beginning to change colors. The view only lasts a few weeks, but for that period of time it is a glorious part of each day.