Years ago, an Armenian friend of mine shared an anecdote wherein she took her family to a movie after they had recently arrived in the United States. While my friend was already quite skilled with the English language and American pop culture, the same was not yet true of the elders in her family.
At some point in the movie, the SOB phrase was uttered, and her father (or was it grandfather?) cried out, “Oh, such beautiful expressions in this language! Ahh, the sun of a beach!”
For some reason, this is one of those stories that I can never get out of my head, and it STILL makes me giggle! I just had to give it another good turn. But alas, I digress…
During my recent explorations of the northeastern corner at the farm, one of the first trees my landlady identified was this enormous beech tree! As you can see, she’s a real beauty, and still only just opening her leaves.
I caught some of these images in the rising sun a few days ago, so you could see some of the details in her big, wonderful trunk! In coming weeks, I’ll be sure to revisit her so you can see what the leaves look like once they open. With a huge, gorgeous tree like this, you can be certain that there is more to learn.