The Lone Pine

Lone Pine

All by myself, don’t wanna be: 23 April 2019

I remember this hilltop pine plantation. I watched it grow from knee-high dinky saplings, to a dark and forbidding pathless place, devoid of life. I returned after twenty years away to discover the canopy had risen high, and the light flooded in, dancing around the red-barked trunks, a place that invited footed beasts, myself included. Then, last year, the loggers moved in.

No, no tears. That’s only the crown of the hill. There’s a rich and diverse deciduous woodland all around it.

For the title, Here I Stand, in #2019picoftheweek Challenge

[For details of #2019picoftheweek challenge see MariaAntonia]



About crispina kemp

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14 Responses to The Lone Pine

  1. Tien Skye says:

    Wow, you sure highlighted the loneliness in this piece!

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  2. Violet Lentz says:

    perfectly written cycle of life.

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  3. EntangledDesigns says:

    Beautifully written! πŸ™‚

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  4. Beautifully done! ❀

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    • crimsonprose says:

      I thank you. πŸ™‚ Serendipity. I was in the woods taking photos of bluebells, and lo! This is what I saw. But it hasn’t affected the bluebells, but rather opened an expanse previously devoid of light and life.

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  5. Jen Goldie says:

    Nice write Crispina! I’m a bit of a tree hugger and love images with trees. Really nice take on “Here I stand”. Tons of meaning here. 🌼

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  6. Nice composition. I like that the pine is centered, stretching up to that bit of blue in the sky! I like that you used the Here I Stand prompt. Perfect!

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    • crimsonprose says:

      I thank you, Maria. I was going to use Ironic, cos both my daughter and I looked at the lone pine and together said tha same word: Ironic. But we’ve knoiwn the trees here since they were babes, so we knew what we meant. I wasn’t sure others would. And even now, I wouldn’t be able to exolain it.

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