Friday, October 25, 2013

Big Leaf Maple Love

So many big-leaf maple trees and yet one gets special recognition. And it's not even still standing. When the tree got old and became a safety hazard to a nearby trail it was cut down. And some people loved it so much that they memorialize the tree by placing fresh flowers on the stump. The tree gets its own Facebook page (click here) and has been written up in the Seattle Times (click here). John keeps an eye out for the tributes on his walks around Green Lake and thought you would enjoy seeing some of the flowers placed during the last year. Have you ever loved a tree this much?

Around Halloween last year

Last January

Irish salute!

Thank you for stopping by John's Island.


  1. John, this just warms my heart! Thank you for making my day. Sending you best wishes during this foggy season. :-)

  2. That is very special. I love trees but have never thought of leaving flowers for a tree.

  3. Thank you John for taking these beautiful pictures of our tree with it's flowers. When I look back on these moments I am happily reminded of how special this tree is to our family and how much we have loved him.


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