Thursday, 21 May 2009
Roots and trunks
I love the way the light and shade brings out the shapes of the roots, and makes the perfectly ordinary trunks shine a lovely greeny yellow.
There are lots of old trees in our park, and although some have been taken down, three have been cut off at a height of about 20ft, so wildlife can still make use of them. The roots of course remain, with all their nooks and crannies.
Maybe it says something about me that I like roots! As I get older I appreciae more and more the history of our family, where and how they lived, and their contribution to my own way of life and personality. I can see parts of my grandfathers in me, in the same way I can see family traits in my daughter and grandsons. (No, I am not going to elaborate, Sue!!)
I am not much of a "thing" person, although I have one or two bits and pieces to remind me of my parents, I prefer photographs, written memoirs, letters, cards and things like that. I have written my own memoirs, so that my experiences, which will be totally alien to my grandsons and their children later on, won't get forgotten. Even if they don't read them until they are old, I enjoy reminiscing in words, and remember so much that I thought I had forgotten!