Sunday, May 12, 2013

A Genuine Grandmother for Mothers Day

 
 
This is a massive and old cottonwood tree located in McPherson County.  It is posted for no trespassing so I had to stay on the road to photograph it. Using my Ford as the scale indicator was the only option, but even then the true presence of this very old tree cannot be conveyed in these photographs.




 
 
This is not the largest cottonwood tree in Kansas and certainly not the largest cottonwood tree in the country but, to me, it is worth the trip to experience the mighty presence of a massive and enduring life form, and to pay my respects to a genuine grandmother.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

Other than the ubiquitous grain elevators, I suspect this tree, and her ancient kin, are the tallest things in Kansas. I salute Grandmother Tree.