Sunday, January 27, 2008
Remembering old friends
Kitchens Lane Bridge, a little after noon on January 26. There used to be an ancient tulip poplar that leaned out over the water next to the bench from where this photograph was taken. The tree was huge, and on bright summer days, it delivered a lot of shade. But if you know anything about tulip poplars, you know that they are famous for being ramrod straight, and not leaning out over creeks. It came down into the water seven or eight years ago. I swear, you can still feel the space where it used to be.