Welcome to #ThursdayTreeLove, a meme started by blogger Parul Thakur of Happiness and Food.
What could be happier than a blooming tree?
Take, for example, this beautiful dogwood, in full bloom here in the Binghamton area of upstate New York, contrasted against a red maple.
Or this tree, in full bloom, on our Vestal, New York Rail Trail.
But, into a tree's life some rain must fall. Sometimes, too much rain falls. Way too much rain falls. Wind blows. This (after cleanup) is what I saw on the same Vestal Rail Trail on May 6.
Every life comes to an end. And, after a storm on May 1, many tree lives ended here.
Have you hugged a tree today?