365/Day 54

Strength and Longevity This Rosewood tree (or Tipuana Tipu) is about seventy-five years old, according to tree experts. It’s in our backyard and today it got a thorough trimming in preparation for the spring and summer months. Come May and June, it will be full of tiny yellow flowers that make a real mess when they fall. By July they’ll be gone, and we’ll get to enjoy the tree’s wonderful shade during the hot days of summer. Without the excess branches we can see its massive trunk dwarfing everything around it, including our house…