Heat and Steam

Today the sky is saturated with moisture
and looks as if it will fall into the pond below.

The first crack of thunder has yet to sound
and it may be one of those days when storms
threaten and no rain returns.

The same heat was with us a few weeks ago while
we toured the National Arboretum in the fierce sun.

Here is D demonstrating the breadth of a willow oak
that has been around since civil war times.

How many storms has this tree seen?

Legend has it that civil war soldiers used to
hug the tree to bring them luck as they believed
the spirit of the tree would return them safely
from battle.

We hugged it too and stay beneath it’s cool branches
and rested.

Stay cool and be peaceful.

One Response to “Heat and Steam”

  1. Tracie Lyn Huskamp August 14, 2009 at 1:59 am #

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