|This was taken over the winter.|
Once upon a time, in a field along Route 14 in Gloucester,
next to a silo bearing a sign advertising a pumpkin farm,
there lived a beautiful, stately tree.
|Here's the silo.|
Mathews residents traveling to Gloucester usually pass this tree and silo.
(Some Mathews residents make far more trips to and through Gloucester than they care to, for work or other necessities. Some days CBW feels she holds the world's record for number of trips to Gloucester in a single day. But this is not about that. It's about a stately tree in the middle of a field.)
Somehow the tree made the journey a little more tolerable. Like an old friend. Always there to greet you.
One day recently Chesapeake Bay Woman, returning home from
No longer standing. No longer stately.
She was very, very shocked and distraught.
|Here's the tree lying on its side. There was a bulldozer nearby, so|
I assume they intentionally knocked it over. But of course I don't know that for sure.
Soon afterwards, they chopped it up and hauled it away.
Just like that the tree was gone forever.
The field looks so empty there now. It's not the same.
In addition to this tree, another Chesapeake Bay Woman Favorite--the barn below on the right of Route 198 just beyond the Farm Bureau Insurance place at Soles/Dutton--was recently torn down.
This also pains me. Immensely.
Click here for a previous post outlining my not so irrational fears about this beautiful structure.
Nothing lasts forever. We shouldn't take anything for granted, not even trees or barns. The End.
p.s. The owner of Sandpiper Reef in Hallieford recently matted and framed some of my photos, one of which is of the barn above. Say hello (to her and the picture of the barn) the next time you're there for happy hour, dinner or live entertainment.