Challenge of the Month: More Stumps

The second day after storm Sabine passed through, the wind had died down and the temperature had gone up, not bad weather considering it’s still February. I remind myself it’s not spring yet and I can be thankful for the days when it’s pleasant to ride.

Janos and I did one of our usual loops, staying on asphalt and avoiding forest paths which are often messy muddy and now also strewn with debris from the storm.

A different style stump
A row of stumps
On our way home we discovered that storm Sabine brought down the wonderful tree which stood at the end of our road. It must have died decades ago but remained standing, a skeleton. As it lay on the field we could see that its roots had decayed and its branches were brittle. I have photographed it in fog, snow, with the full moon. It was my go-to tree. I am sad it is gone and will miss it.

I am still thinking about rust, mountains, sheep, M‘s (or should it be S‘s?), bicycle motifs, little libraries, start and finish, – hope I got them all – and then I’ll qualify as a copy cat, too.

I'm a US born ex-pat, having lived most of my adult life in Munich, Germany. Cycling and photography are my favorite things.

4 response to "Challenge of the Month: More Stumps"

  1. By: NancyG Posted: February 14, 2020

    But not rainy Washington either!
    Great show for stumps., and like your list of what needs to be found — most of which I need to find as well.

  2. By: The Navigator Posted: February 16, 2020

    Sad to see your tree fall, but it is special to think how your life has intersected its life amongst all the many trajectories all living things are on.

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