Friday, November 20, 2009

All things bright and beautiful,
All creatures great and small,
All things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.

--Cecil Francis Alexander

The Ancient One

Back when I was growing up life was indeed a tough one. I went through so much to get to where I am today. Many storms I survived through: snow, hail, thunder and even lightening. Day in and day out there I stand, noble and towering over nature’s beautiful land. All of the interesting things I’ve seen and been through over the years, are the stories I sweep down to share with the young tender ones as they begin life. Gracefully, my arms sweep down to you. Silently, I stretch in the breeze. Some feel that we are adorned in regal green ball gowns as we appear to float over the ground-keeping perfect time to nature’s orchestral procession. I am one of many protectors of the forest. I am a Hemlock.

By: Kaylie Brown