As daylight shortens, the silver maple casts giant shadows in the back yard.
Although our dear tree was trimmed last year, it has still shed a generous amount of leaves this fall.
The tree has more than doubled in size since we first moved here a couple of decades ago and it has made a definite impact in our lives, in all seasons.
For me, though, there is a precious time in the autumn, a week’s worth of days when golden light shines through the window where I write. This glow is a warm, yellow presence each year, a precious gift from our tree.
In this international year of celebrating forests, I am thankful, daily, to have this tree presence in the backyard, right outside my writing window!
It has even inspired a poem or two!
In November, I will focus on some verses. When I need inspiration, I just look our the window!
Do trees inspire you ? Which ones impact on your life, your writing? Send me a comment!
Happy autumn days!