The Kissing Maple Trees, in Our Woods
By Kharla Jolly
East Tawas, Michigan
May 18, 2018 12:27pm CST
As a child growing up, these woods behind our home were my favorite stomping grounds. And no, this property did not belong to my family, at any time. I was trespassing, but what kid considers private property as off limits? It was a part of 'National Forest' so it was 'mine', in a sense of the word. Anyway, I spotted these two trees many years ago, entwined around each another. Both trees have a knot in the exact same place, where they are connected. Us kids named them the 'kissing trees', because they appear to be enjoined together, by two pairs of lips! As these two trees have grow older, it's not quite as obvious
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• Genova, Italy
But, it can be the origin, two trees born from two different seeds. Intertwined, over the years. Do you know, dear Kharla, I'm beginning to get an idea of the state of Michigan. I think it's almost all wooded area. Am I right?
• East Tawas, Michigan
Much of our state has forest growing, but we also have cities with all kinds of shopping centers and many high rise apartment buildings. The Upper Peninsula of Michigan (we live in the Lower Peninsula) is mostly forested and full of wild life. The pestilence there is terrible!
• United Kingdom
The maple trees look really beautiful. Yes, they appear close to each like they are kissing. It is so sweet the children called them kissing trees. In my local woods lately there have been bluebell flowers which look really pretty. I adore coconut palm trees that grow in tropical countries in the world. I have seen them by tropical beaches that delight me with these you see.