I have to create some kind of appreciation "ode" to my Stag Horn Sumac tree ... it has been with me for many years and now it is going to be removed ...
All the time I lived in the Netherlands I was amazed to see these Sumacs there and how some of them were trained to look almost ancient.
It was absolutely stunning to see .. then again, all plants, trees etc., that the Dutch cared for, were gorgeous.
So when we came back to Canada .. here in our little nest, I was determined to have a Sumac.
Despite all the warnings about colonization problems that it would create .. and it did, and will do even when the parent tree is removed, for a while.
I loved it and trained it in a very unusual way, so it looked almost like a palm tree.
The two main trunks that many a time I took advantage of the lovely shadow it cast for my Shadow Shot meme.
The top was a mass of wonderful green leaves that turned gorgeous Halloween colours in October.
It's life cycle is coming to a close .. and it is time to move on.
But I had to show my appreciation for all of the pleasure it gave me through the year.
Especially in October when it became my Halloween Tree : )
In its prime !