For more than seven years I’ve passed this blueberry field on the way to work. A solitary tree rising above the blueberry barren like a sentinel, creating focus, depth, and perspective in the landscape.

The red, white, and blue of a winter barren.

A bold autumn sky framing a solitary tree.

Sunrise through the morning fog.

A ghost of a solitary tree on a foggy day.

lone pine on blueberry barrens

A lone pine on blackened barrens.

The starkness of the tree on a winter landscape.

This was the view as I drove into work this week. My solitary tree is no more – gone from the landscape I enjoyed so much. I wish I’d known my time was limited. I might have spent more time cataloging that particular view.

The absence of the tree is an apt commentary on life, isn’t it? Appreciate the now, because change is inevitable.

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7 Responses to Gone

  1. randy says:

    Is it part of the trend to clear out all trees and stones to allow mechanical picking of blue berries?

  2. Cintha says:

    Oh wauw! Did they just cut it? How could they!! 🙁

  3. Rachel says:

    I’m sorry your tree is gone! And while I wouldnt really compare the beauty and magnificence of a tree to a website I will say that just this morning I learned a blog that has been an encouragement and wealth of information to me has been taken down. It was a disappointment for sure. And I realized I never took the time to thank the writer for all she was doing and sharing. I recently found YOUR website and my girls and I have been LOVING all your felt creatures you have done! We are hoping to begin making some of our own using your patterns! Just wanted to thank you for sharing your creativity and hard work! We appreciate all the details and ability to distinguish between he different types of birds vs. just finding a general bird pattern. Also we leave down in Texas at the moment and I enjoy seeing the land and weather up north through your site!—May you have a wonderful day today!

  4. Jody says:

    What gorgeous photos you actually DID capture before it was gone. Everything changes.

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