The Proud Tree: Inspired By A True Story

Image                                                                  Tree in Milford, Connecticut. Photo by Katelyn Avery. 

Winter rages on, but I’m not complaining. However, for those of you desperate for spring here’s some nostalgia. I was with my cousins and sister, as usual, when I noticed the beauty in front of me. A tree caught my attention.

While many trees surrounded the school we went to play catch at, one stuck out above the rest. This natural bark statue was slightly taller than the rest of the line. One tree taking the lead within natures beautiful play. A proud character ready for their close-up scene.

I didn’t have a video camera on me but my cousin I used our cellphones to create photo art. Pictures snapped of what we thought was beautiful. My cousin went after a nearby rainbow, as did I, but the tree could not be forgotten. Only one sea of green to look at, but it was the best view of the color. The rainbows variety could not coax me into rejecting the shades and contrast of the tree against the blue sky. Clouds providing an excellent backdrop to the scene.

Pride was in the tree. That’s what made me attracted to it. I couldn’t ignore someone who stood on their own two feet. Nor could I say anything negative. Defined by no ones opinion the tree ran the show.

-Katelyn Avery

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About Katelyn The Journalist

Katelyn Avery is a Connecticut based writer, born in 1993. She graduated from Central Connecticut State University in May 2016. Journalism major, History minor. Having a bachelor's degree is cool. As someone who has enjoyed writing since childhood Katelyn is very excited to see where her career choice will take her.
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