Among the more dramatic arboreal residents here at the farm is the old linden tree which lives along the driveway next to the remains of the bank farmhouse. This tree has tons of character, and history to boot. According to the landlady, this tree actually used to be MUCH bigger until it was injured in the fire which destroyed the bank farmhouse.
It still amazes me how dramatic the change has been across the landscape with the onset of spring. I still see the architecture of the trees now ensconced in a thick overcoat of leaves and flowers. Here we see the linden tree, blossoms shed now on the brink of summer, fully clothed in her peaceful corner. Beneath the tree is a shade so thick that I’m certain the temperature is several degrees different from the surrounding area.