Seeing the forest for the trees


I’m not totally sure where today went, but I guess a lot of today involved trees. We had a couple of excursions, plus I wrote a bunch more postcards for Georgia. (I got a lot of help from my mom, plus Phoebe and her friend helped with some, too. Which is good, because today was the mailing deadline for the big project I signed on for.)

This tree was very orange.
I liked the way the top and the little branches curved.
This tree isn’t totally dead. I thought the peachy orange tips of the branches looked kinda neat.

In the evening, we headed back out to go the Winterlights at the Bradley estate in Canton, MA. Again, there were colorful trees that caught my eye. This was an event we hadn’t been to before, but it sounded like it would be a fun thing to do with the kids and other guests. It was quite pretty, and happily the weather was pretty mild.

Light-wrapped tree trunks lining the path at the Bradley Estate.
I enjoyed the colorful pseudo-trees at the Bradley Estate.

On the topic of trees, I use an app called Forest to help me track my time on projects, as well as to keep me focused in my tomatoes. I like that it plants little virtual trees in my virtual forest for each chunk of time that I dedicate to a task. But that’s neither here nor there, though it is in the screenshot that is here (or there). What amused me and inspired me to take the screenshot was that my phone’s predictive text clearly knows what I’ve been up to. (I guess I’ve been logging a lot of time writing postcards for Geogia.)

Ah, phone, you know me well…

Of course, my phone also made a pretty unexpected suggestion in the predictive text in a message I was sending. Note that the tree farm starts with the letters “vand.” For the record, I don’t remember every making plans to vandalize in the past. So maybe my phone doesn’t know me so well after all.

Interesting suggestion, phone. Not quite the family activity I had planned…

One thought on “Seeing the forest for the trees

  1. Vandal? Vanish? Vanilla? It might amuse you to know that my MIL for many years thought that larch trees died when the needles turned gold and fell off. She thought that the bare trees looked very forlorn. Whereas your little guy there is gorgeous in its death.

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