Silver Maple

IMG_9210IMG_9207The 125 year old silver maple in our backyard just got a trim. Long overhanging branches hovering over our house and over the neighbors’ yards were cut off relieving some of the weight on the crotch of the tree. This old tree is massive, the circumference of its trunk needing more than two pairs of arms to encircle it. Its roots go deep, beneath our house. It grows solidly on the earth, while reaching far into the heavens.

JB rescued some of the larger branches to save for sculptures. The tree Buddha he carved today is pictured in the images above. He will be copying Kobayashi Issa’s (1763-1828) poem on the flat end where the branch has been cut and split on the Buddha’s right:

XXXXXXThis world of dew
XXXXXXis only a world of dew –
XXXXXXand yet

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2 Responses to Silver Maple

  1. anvilcrow says:

    I

    AND

    THIS

    TREE

    THANK

    YOU

  2. anvilcrow says:

    Wood cutters in the Old Maple

    Limbs on the ground

    All is quiet

    In this old mans house

    Carved wood

    Buddha

    Emerging

    JBB
    1/16/2015

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