|Me in front of a very old beech tree|
My time here is only temporary. Planning ahead the proverbial seven generations would only be a start, and it is good for me to remember this. Whether I recognize it or not, I am more visitor and caretaker than owner.
"Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do." — Wendell Berry (written as a part of his endorsement of The Dying of the Trees: The Pandemic in America's Forests, by Charles E. Little, Penguin, 1995)
|Ancient White Cedar in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area of Minnesota|
(This tree is estimated to be 1200 years old)