WPC Farewell To Our Glorious Cloud Tree

On this day, between the global Earth Day celebration, and Mother’s Day
in the United States, share your vision of our glorious Mother Earth.

Tree Stump

Earth Around Cloud Tree Stump

The Cloud Tree Was A Glorious Place on Earth
Yesterday my husband cut down the skeleton of the Cloud Tree (Cryptomeria) that had  graced our back yard for over 30 years.   When we move in to our house it was a looked like lollypop trees children draw. Our child played around it, birds and animals lived in and frolicked around it. Over the years it grew and spread leaning to the earth. I am told that if allowed to these trees would bend all the way to the ground and re-root themselves. In ancient Japan , where they are from, the earth down trunk would be cut and used as a canoe. Our’s had begun to lean but the California drought  was too much for a tree in need of a cool moist environment. It is sad to see the hole in the sky that is left.  However I do appreciate the sun in the yard and for Mother’s Day I will plant where  Cloud Tree once flourished. After all:

“The Earth Is Our Mother We Must Take Care Of Her
” Traditional Chant

Last moments of tree

Last moments of  cloud tree

I had planned to write this farewell  of our Cloud Tree today and it just so happens that this Weekly Challenge is Earth
“The Earth is what we all have in common.” Wendell Berry

You’ll be happy to know The Tree is off to be recycled as I write


8 thoughts on “WPC Farewell To Our Glorious Cloud Tree

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