Tree Pipes

November 24, 2009

The Farmer and I were walking out in the woods a while back, and came across something we don’t remember noticing before:

Tree grown around a pipe.

Yes, several feet off the ground there’s a PIPE stuck in that tree.

Here’s a closer look at it:

Tree grown around a metal pipe.

We have NO idea how it got there.  It’s obviously been there a long time considering the way the tree has grown around it.  We’ve been here for 12 years, so we know it’s been longer than that.

Why anyone would put a pipe there, who knows?  But I feel another tree poem coming on . . . 

I never thought that I should see,
A pipe stuck way up in a tree.

A tree who has a pipe that’s prest
Against the bark upon it’s chest;  
A tree that looks a trifle odd,
To have a pipe stuck in its bod;  
A tree that in all seasons dresses 
With metal among its leafy tresses.   

Upon whose bosom rests a pipe;  
But yet I’ve never heard it gripe.  

Yep, such poems are made by fools like me, 
Wondering how a pipe got in a tree.

(Apologies to the late Mr. Kilmer;  just coudn’t resist another parody of “Trees”.)

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