From 3,000 miles away I can detect it. Actually this picture revealed the colorations of the final breakdown of my Tree. This picture was taken December 22,2013. There is clear color changes on both the cement (giant circular piece that has a wooden dowel in the center and underneath a wood platform connected by screw and nut) and the trunk (whitish/now blackish paper laying north of the cement base). Is this mold? Is this a natural occurrence in the breakdown of materials left outside to decompose? The cement piece reminds me of old castles (in Europe) and old military forts (in the USA). The decay is slow, but it is there.
Once again it is time to ask… will it make it to the next anniversary? Or shall I have a Viking Burial for it? just kidding. that wouldn’t be very natural of me. Or would it?!
A piano is covered, but we mustn’t forget the inspirational tree. My Tree and I live further apart than ever, so I reached out to the owner of the yard it resides in to get an update. As expected all is grand and there doesn’t seem to be much of a difference since the February four year’s outside celebration. Take a look, let me know if you agree with me.
The cement and wood base of the trunk. Notice you can barely see the square piece of wood it sits on.
Major disconnection from trunk and inner base.
A view from the top of my Tree.
Inside of the trunk. My Tree is down, disconnected, but not completely flattened.
Woke up wanting to visit my Tree yesterday. Then I received a phone call answering this hankering I had. My Tree HAD FALLEN! OMG I thought! It almost made it to the 3 year mark. In my mind it was flattened on the ground. In reality it was still circular. The 6 inch base is almost completely showing. The trunk was so full of water from snow and rain storms that it just collapsed by the weight and wind.
I took pictures (and my friend’s husband took pictures of me taking pictures). My Tree may have fallen and is leaning on a fence, but it is still going! The chapter continues! My Tree lives on! It is making it to the 3 years outside celebration! Here is photographic evidence.
Went to visit my Tree on Christmas day and made a startling discovery. Why my Tree’s cement was showing! And now it is really at a severe angle. Will the 3 year outdoor celebration this February be the last? Will it be the end? Will my Tree make it to then? How do I feel about this? A remarkable journey through outdoor recycling. One that was thought to last 3 months at the most and has become an extension of 1 simple thought in 2006, “I’ll make a tree out of paper”.
Here are some pictures of the current state of my Tree.