Many years ago when I was a child growing up in Detroit, all of our family pictures were taken in front of the enormous oak tree in our backyard.
I have a beautiful tree at my house in the front yard, but I have never climbed it yet. Maybe someday. I would never want it to break down or get struck by lightning because it is so beautiful.
Trees have always been an important part of my life, especially during my childhood.
I have been enjoying walking The Morton Arboretum for many years, and in that time a lot of things have happened in my life, as expected.
I had worked several years at a behavioral health hospital on a residential unit, with some amazing physicians. However, Dr.
My story begins when I was born on October 28, 1950, to a Mom who loved the outdoors and trees and the Morton Arboretum.
If a tree falls in the forest and there is no one there to hear it, does it make noise?
I stepped onto the crumbling asphalt trail
and followed it to the local wood where I stepped inside
and as I walked I watched the trees give way
Arms outstretched over Hobson Road and the bike paths along the Seven Bridges golf course like the covering of a bridge.