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My Favorite Tree

Updated on December 28, 2010

My favorite tree

Cedar...........

It is a soft and feminine wood, igniting quickly, burning hotly, in fact, it is the base for many fires. It is all the more beautiful for its imperfections and repels the undesirables, while inviting others to take rest, yet, it remains sweet smelling and fragrant throughout all of her duties. Cedar, it is the most feminine of woods...........not the strongest, not the most yielding, yet the perfect compliment to those around her without losing her own identify in the forest.

Cedar, that is the wood that houses the hopes of children, holding tightly to a little girls' first pinafore and valentine card. The young women place hopes and dreams along with china and linens inside her embrace. Little boys tuck their marbles and pocket knives away for the night inside her hinges, trusting that they will find them there, safe and secure when the morning comes again. Young men store away their war medals, glad to be putting them away. They are secure that she will keep them safely inside should they ever care to look upon them again.

Grandmothers hide away the cherished first drawings of their grandchildren, knowing that childhood will pass away all to quickly.

Grandfathers lift her lid time after time, to look at the photo of his young bride. The cedar box holds the memory of his wife who is here no more.

Cedar was there to greet us a babes, she offered us comfort and familiarity when our mothers laid us to our cradle.

Cedar will carry us into our graves, just for our asking.

Cedar is strong, fragrant, loyal, compassionate. She stands quietly waiting for the invitation into our lives, just as she stood through the long winter, knowing she would be ready to welcome the spring again. She is sturdy enough to serves us for our lifetime.

 

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      onegoodwoman 5 years ago from A small southern town

      TY Moonfairy,

      Glad to have you here for the reading.

      Welcome to Hub Pages!

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      moonfairy 5 years ago

      fantastic hub...thank you for inviting me to read it...and I will read more. I love trees and it seems you do too..voted up and beautiful =)

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      onegoodwoman 7 years ago from A small southern town

      Hi Tina!

      I like the evergreens too, they are a splash of color in a bleak winter landscape. It is as if, they stand there to give us hope of a coming spring.

      Your friendship is welcome!

      Thanks for reading.....

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      Granny's House 7 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      I have read your profile. We are so much a like. I love trees. Evergreens are my favorite because they stay green all year long. I am looking forward to reading more of your hubs. I hope we become good hub friends.

      I mean that!

      Tina

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      onegoodwoman 7 years ago from A small southern town

      Thanks!

      That's a really cool thing to say!

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      mohamedfigo 7 years ago

      You know, you made me love this tree

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      onegoodwoman 7 years ago from A small southern town

      TY touristscene.

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      touristscene 7 years ago from touristscene.blogspot.com/

      nice hub , amazing pics .

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      onegoodwoman 7 years ago from A small southern town

      And I thank you for the reading nextstopjupiter.

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      onegoodwoman 7 years ago from A small southern town

      Nextstopjupiter......when are we departing?

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      onegoodwoman 7 years ago from A small southern town

      Troy......

      What a lovely sentiment. It is I who thanks you.

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      Troy Wilkerson 7 years ago from Norfolk, VA

      I have a new respect for cedar, thank you.

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      nextstopjupiter 7 years ago from here, there and everywhere

      Beautiful hub, I enjoyed reading, thanks.

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      MountnDew 7 years ago

      A wonderful correlation OneGoodWoman, very poetic indeed.If they made you into furniture would you be stain resistant as women are always trying to get men to stop putting glasses on the tables without a coaster,lol. Sorry could not help myself :)

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      mioluna 7 years ago

      Very beautiful pictures and also interesting information onegoodwoman! Beautiful!