Chestnut Trees

back before the 1800s, the chestnut tree was king of the eastern forests, numbering an estimated seven or eight billion. diseases from imported foreign chestnuts reduced that number and a blight in the early 1900s almost finished them off.

i was reading this morning about attempts to bring them back (for example,

This made me smile.

for The Weekly Smile


brilliance off water
sunlight glancing from the lake
i pull off the road

for Eugi’s Weekly Prompt


nature seems to pause
while the storm gathers itself
i procrastinate

forr VJ’s Weekly Challenge


nature shares her thoughts
in a voice of wind and heat
my wife shouts at me

for Ronovan Writes Weekly Poetry Prompt