Midnight Calico Tree

There is an old tree in our pasture.
It’s rotten in some places, limbs have fallen down in wind storms.
Every year, leaf buds come and even the fallen limbs grow.

I love this tree.
It’s a survivor.
It’s not just my imagination, the beauty of this tree.

We don’t have many trees here.
We’re surrounded by grain fields, and a little scrub brush in our pasture.

This tree though…

This tree has been the backdrop for photo shoots.
This tree has been a prop in photo shoots.
This tree has been climbed by cats.
This tree has a hollow that one cat gave birth in.
This tree is the one Cookie hid behind when she saw something weird on the side road…it was me, walking Daphne.
This tree is where I go to sit in the pasture when I miss that Cookie.

It’s where I took her picture for her last birthday photo shoot…


It’s where I wanted to mount a 4’x6′ mirror for her next birthday photo shoot.

Instead, it’s where I hung her halter for the tribute photo shoot…

This tree is one of my favorite places to be…

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22 thoughts on “Midnight Calico Tree

  1. Comedy Plus says:

    What a huge Awww for this post. You love your tree that is a survivor. You love your precious baby that went to the bridge. Such bittersweet memories.

    Have a day filled with love. β™₯

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    • WolfSong says:

      Funny thing is, when we first moved here, I told Hubby “We’re going to have to cut that tree down so no one gets hurt…”
      I’m glad we haven’t had the chance to do that.
      It really is a special tree. ❀

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  2. darlamsands says:

    Wow! Amazing photos. Cookie was beautiful. Be well!

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  3. thereckoning12 says:

    A piece of spirit! Trees are an embodiment of universal peace….for me anyway 😊

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  4. Carol says:

    Wonderful post, I’m happy and saddened for your loss

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  5. 15andmeowing says:

    Cookie was beautiful. I love the photo of her in the birthday hat.

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  6. Cookie looks quite lovely in her birthday hat. Hope she’s running in heavenly fields and having a wonderful time!

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  7. Lisa says:

    Your post brought tears to my eyes. What a wonderful tree and such a lovely, poignant tribute to a beautiful horse.

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    • WolfSong says:

      Thank you.
      Cookie was the most amazing, wonderful, sweethearted, frustrating mare ever. I love(d) her like no other horse.
      That tree is a reminder of some wonderful times her and had together.
      ❀

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  8. Amanda M says:

    What a powerful story. That really is a great tree, filled with great memories.

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  9. Toosh says:

    Again, gorgeous landscape photo in that first shot. That needs to be a poster. πŸ™‚ That tree is an awesome friend. She’s very happy to have you all surrounding her.
    Hugs for Cookie. And a tissue for me. I hope she is playing with Chyna.

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    • WolfSong says:

      Awwww, her and Chyna would have been great friends, I bet.
      Cookie and Daphne never connected…hard to like a dog that hangs off your tail! πŸ˜‚
      But I could totally see her and Chyna having a connection…I hope they’re together too. ❀

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  10. Beautiful. I would like to meet that tree. And, Cookie! Hugs.
    ​S​parks-21 ​
    Annie at ~McGuffy’s Reader~

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