Saturday, December 10, 2022

Days 11/338-342

Walks: Neighborhoods and Presidio

Distance (average): 5.5 miles

So the other morning early one of Ciwt's new neighbors called with an SOS.  She had given a memorial tree to the park on the corner, but wasn't told when the Park Department gardeners would plant it.  Turned out it was that day, right now! and she wasn't able to attend.

It was such a meaningful gift to her - and to the park visitors - could I possibly go over and take a picture.  Sure, and not only did Ciwt go over, she stayed for the entire event: crane lifting the tree off the truck bed, driving it down the park path, lifting the tree into the hole. It was a delicate dance, and took nearly an hour. She'd never seen a tree put in the ground.  Have you?  If so, you already know it is a very moving sight.

Also one that reminded Ciwt of Joyce Kilmer's beloved poem about trees.

Joyce Kilmer was born on December 6, 1886, in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The author of Main Street and Other Poems (George H. Doran Company, 1917), he was killed while fighting in World War I.

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