Haiku: The Tree

This stump is not your typical driftwood – in fact it is not driftwood at all.  Blue Marsh Lake was constructed between 1974 and 1979 and this tree was in a location that was flooded with water to make the lake bed.  It is visible every year when the lake is lowered to receive the winter flow.  I have walked the lake shore for years (not since 1979, though)…and this tree stump withers more and more every year.  I use the stump as a marker for water depth each time I am at the lake.  I think in its primitive way, it is a beautiful piece – icon of beauty, nature, and the past.  I bet it is a wonderful haven for growing fish when it is submerged.  What also is true, is that this tree had a story – we can only imagine.

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9 thoughts on “Haiku: The Tree

      • I have lived in Berks County close to the lake for years , before I moved back to Holland . I was browsing your blog and to my pleasant surprise I found your Ku’s on photos of Blue Marsh. They bring back a flood of memories.

      • Wow, what a small world…how cool is that! How long ago? Can I ask, whereabouts? So glad you shared that. I was researching some flowers that I took a picture of a few months ago, and went on NatureShare blog and app…and the woman who replied lived in Woodstock, VT, but formerly lived near Blue Marsh…love the connections. Thanks so much for sharing.

      • Small world indeed, Kris, I moved back about 14 years ago. I moved a couple of times in that area but the last address was if I remember well, Reed Road or something. It was an apartment complex and the road was nicknamed the road to nowhere in those days.

      • So cool. I am right off the “road to nowhere” which is now a road to somewhere – I am familiar with Reedy Road…and Van Reed road…If you lived in apartment then you probably were on Van Reed and that is about four blocks from me – such a very small, small world…so glad we are connecting.

  1. Amazing! I googled to see if I could find the correct name and it was indeed van Reed Road and I know which blocks you mean because I remember the houses . Very small , small world indeed. Who could know when I clicked on Rick’s page on the link for the Haiga from his September prompts , we would connect. Life will always surprise me. By the way I have send you two Haiku’s for your Friday Friends by e-mail. You can use them to your liking or not of course.

    • Hi Francina, I love the connection. I did last night see that you sent an email – I had been away for the weekend, so I did not attend to emails – so, so grateful…how fun…I will definitely share…also I will send you an email with some info about me so that you can google and see the proximity where you were and I am. I have a morning of seeing clients, I will write more soon…thanks so much for the ‘ku

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