Today we planted a tree for our dear friend Rachel. In 2007 Rachel evaluated our wetlands area and made suggestions on what trees we should plant on our property. So today we planted an Oregon Ash in her memory along with a Garry Oak as that was her very favorite tree.
We were able to purchase a 16' Oregon Ash from a native plant nursery near here.
The site was very wet due to flooding from all the rain we have gotten lately and the antics of our new beavers.
Planted and protected from the beavers.
Next up we planted a Garry Oak in a much dryer area.
We fenced it in as well to protect it from the beavers and voles.
Linda brought some plum brandy from Serbia that Rachel would have loved, it was called Yellow Jacket.
We toasted to her and the newly planted trees.
Rachel Virden Hulscher
I am with you still - I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the sweet uplifting rush,
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still in each new dawn.