from down south are always telling us what beautiful trees
we have in Rochester. They aren't going to tell us what beautiful
weather we have are they? Rochester has a rich history of
park design with world class landscape architects at the helm.
And the City has always planted and maintained trees on that little
strip of land in front of your house that you have to mow
but that technically belongs to the City.
Mountain Ash out in front of our house died about fifteen
years ago and the City sent us a form that allowed us to pick
the type of tree we would like for a replacement. We could
choose from four tree types that were already on our street.
We chose a red maple. I don't know if they still have this
policy or not but I can't imagine choosing these tall skinny
things that so many people in the Humboldt Street neighborhood
have. I never knew what that Merle Haggard "Shade Tree
Fix It Man" song meant but maybe it has something to
do with these trees.
whose idea was it to spend money on signs that tell us the
flowers are in bloom? I see Jack Doyle's name on the sign.
Get rid of these damn things so we can see the flowers!
caught this thing out of the corner of my eye as I drove down
Culver Road. I was deeply engaged in a conversation but this
visual image registered. I had to go back with my camera.
It is so pink, you can see it from a mile down the road. It
is so pink that it casts a pink glow on the tree next to it.
It is so pink that it has killed the grass around it.
tree is a just around the corner from our house. The mailman
told me it was hit by a Russian guy who lives in an apartment
further down the street. He was driving drunk and killed a
pedestrian before slamming into this tree. The family of the
victim keeps this tree dressed in their loved one's honor.
I think I see a miraculous image in the wounded tree.