The Surprising Tree

<img data-attachment-id="3249" data-permalink="http://www.douglaswood.com/the-surprising-tree/img_2822-jpg/" data-orig-file="http://www.douglaswood.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/img_2822.jpg" data-orig-size="3264,2448" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"2.4","credit":"","camera":"iPhone 5","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1478945808","copyright":"","focal_length":"4.12","iso":"50","shutter_speed":"0.0011074197120709","title":"","orientation":"6"}" data-image-title="img_2822.jpg" data-image-description="" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.douglaswood.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/img_2822.jpg?resize=600%2C450" data-large-file="http://www.douglaswood.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/img_2822-1024×768.jpg" class="alignleft wp-image-3249" src="https://i2.wp.com/www.douglaswood.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/img_2822.jpg?resize=600%2C450" alt="img_2822.jpg" srcset="https://i2.wp.com/www.douglaswood.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/img_2822.jpg?resize=300%2C225 300w, https://i2.wp.com/www.douglaswood.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/img_2822 cialis 5 mg lilly.jpg?resize=768%2C576 768w, https://i2.wp.com/www.douglaswood.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/img_2822.jpg?resize=1024%2C768 1024w, https://i2.wp.com/www.douglaswood.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/img_2822.jpg?w=1960 1960w, https://i2.wp.com/www.douglaswood.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/img_2822.jpg?w=2940 2940w” sizes=”(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px” data-recalc-dims=”1″ />In mid-November, after all the trees in the woods have dropped their leaves, we see a golden glow from deep in the woods. Pushing through brush and dead falls to investigate, we find a surprise. Standing among the pines, alight in the morning sun, is a tree from our childhood, a tree we have never noticed in our woods before. A mulberry. An aristocrat? No. Beautiful? Yes.

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