There is a wonderful place I go sometimes. Her strong arms are reaching out to welcome me. I am in awe and humbled by her presence. To stand under her makes me feel safe.
Here is my second self portrait.
The Comfort Maple is a tree I used to visit with my family when I was a kid. It is estimated to be 500 years old. The trunk's circumference measures 20 feet.
I especially like visiting her on a windy day. I can really feel her strength and her sense of history - her glory.
More information about 'Old Glory' can be found at www.mapleleavesforever.com/comfort_maple.asp