Saturday, September 6, 2008
Update & Old Hickory
So far, so good. Arlene’s daughter emailed me that Grey Horse Matters made it through the surgery and was doing well. Billie at Camera Obscura posted a charming photo of Rafer Johnson in his new cast. We’re so pleased that he’s in good spirits and that Hanna didn’t do damage to them in North Carolina.
Now, it’s our turn. We got several inches of rain last night, but the brunt of it is going to hit us this evening. My big concern is the wind. We’ve got these huge old Beech trees next to our house that shade our slate patio. They are so beautiful, like giant green umbrellas. And there are two enormous Hickory trees near the barn and the pasture. I know that lots of people cut down trees that grow too large near their houses, but we can’t bear to do it. They are like trusted sentinels on our land. Each tree here seems to have its own personality and story to tell.
I’m reminding myself that between Old Hickory and the barn, the former owner of this property buried her beloved white horse. So, let the Spirit of the White Horse protect us as Hanna drops by for a visit tonight.