Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Maple Tree

This sign appeared in a local park a while ago and with all the damage that has been done to the trees in Toronto from the ice storm it seems suitable to pay a tribute to the Maples. It was the maple trees in the park that took the worst beating.
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27 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful sign!

Karen said...

I was a tree climber when I was a kid!

Lowell said...

A nice meaningful poem on that sign. So sorry the maples were damaged - they are such gorgeous trees.

TexWisGirl said...

and no author. hmmm...

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I like it. Could apply to most any tree.

llandudnopictures said...

Very apt!

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

Delightful

VioletSky said...

What a neat sign!
And, it is heartbreaking to see all the damaged trees.

Halcyon said...

Ode to a Maple... that's a neat sign to find!

Marleen said...

That's a great sign.

cieldequimper said...

Sad for the trees but lovely sign!

Bill Nicholls said...

Nice tribute to the trees

Sue St Clair said...

Lovely sign and sentiment :)

Photo Cache said...

nice rhyme.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Lovely to see a poetic sign, one that touches on more than buying your mind. Such a lovely tribute to the grand maple trees.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Sad to hear your maples suffered in the storm. They are one of my favorites.

~Lindy

Randy said...

Nice sign.

Sharon said...

As I was reading the sign I found myself hoping that the branch was still there.

Gerald (SK14) said...

wonderful sign - much better than the expected "no climbing" notice

The Greenockian said...

Aw - that's lovely!
Liz

Andy said...

When I was kid I also had my own tree just like this.

EG CameraGirl said...

Toronto will look so different with misshapen maple trees!

Wayne (Woody), whatever said...

How cool, as a child, I had a big maple tree in my front yard that I would frequently climb and 'hang out'.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a sweet and wonderful change from all the "NO" signs that we see in parks. I love the poem and it makes me want to climb a tree again.

Lesley said...

The old Maple tree has even more poignant memories now.

Laura. M said...

Nice tribute!!!

William Kendall said...

We'll see what spring does. I was surprised to see birch trees, which are so fragile in these instances, bouncing back quickly.