This is no great shot today - but I am losing a piece of my childhood. I have to journal this. I hope you can tell how high he is. Way over the top of the two story home behind us. That tree used to shade my sandbox and swing set when I was a child ( my folks bought this house 61 years ago). Not the fancy stuff that you see today. Just a red swing set that I remember I couldn't swing on until the concrete set that my Dad had used to anchor it so we could swing as high as the trees.
That tree used to have a little boy playing around it on a chain. No lie. Jimmy had found out that if you run away naked the police would give you ice cream. So his frantic mother of five used to make sure that Jimmy stayed in the back yard. I remember Jimmy and the chain. Another moment in time way before 411KIDS.
Have to admit we started worrying about it last year. They had the tree doc here and that obviously didn't work as this year not a leaf in sight.
I'm still going to miss it. I still remember......