A Forgotten Tree of Yesteryear

I was traveling through the rural community of Dowling, Michigan in my work as a Realtor recently, and paused to take a photo of this tree with its backdrop against the morning sky.  It was not what one could consider to be a living tree any longer, although there does appear to be a small branch trying to grow from it.

It at one time clearly was a wonderfully large tree as one can see by the remains of its trunk, and probably saw a lot of change transpire around it over the century or more that it lived.  Providing that a tree can see as we see with eyes.  For me, I like to imagine they perceive their surroundings somehow, much like in stories from Tolkien or other authors.  Despite it obviously already having seen its glory days as a tree with all of its leaves in full grandeur, it still endures which needless to say, is inspirational in its own way.

The remains of a once grand tree stands against the backdrop of a morning sky in Michigan.

The remains of a once grand tree stands against the backdrop of a morning sky in Michigan.

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