A year ago I posted a photo of The Greeting Tree . . .
I pass this tree every morning on the way to work and imagined this great verdant creature waving out to all the passing traffic. It always made me smile.
Last winter there was some damage and it doesn’t quite have the same effect now that it has been decapitated. I’ve tried to create another image in my mind but somehow it isn’t quite as benign. It looks a bit like a big-nosed head, perhaps with a horn, emerging from the ground. Maybe I can train myself to imagine an arm extending up, waving, but it looks more like it’s ready to lurch forward and grab some hapless motorist then disappear back into the underworld.
Is it time for me to stop working?