Essay on The Tree Of Life

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A sixty-five year-old apple tree is growing in my front yard. It stands perfectly centered in between my house, and my detached two-car garage. The base of its trunk leaves the ground at a slight angle, giving the impression that it’s leaning forward. The surrounding ground is un-even and bumpy with roots weaving in and out of the earth, as if they are seeking a breath of fresh air. Unlike the rough and deeply grooved surface usually associated with trees; my tree’s bark is smoother, and pimple like with sections scaling off in sheets. The actual trunk is only eight feet tall, and not very wide, but the height and span of the branches shoot out twice that size, making it top heavy. Although not an enormous tree, it dominates the …show more content…
Previous monotones of gray change to various shades of vivid color. Branches pregnant with bright green buds announce its return. It extends its appendages into the gentle breezes, as if stretching from a long nap. Eager to gain strength, thirsty roots drink springtime showers from the warming ground. While tender young leaves unfurl from their tight cocoons, the branches explode with thousands of white blossoms. A telltale sign of the fruit yet to come, the flowers perfume the air with the slightest movement. The birds welcome the tree’s return, and build new nests in its sweetly scented arms. The tree is full of hope, and emulates the happiness of new life In the summer, the apple tree reaches its full glory. Lush and green, it stands tall and proud. The branches reach out high, tickling the power lines above it. The leaves rustle carefree with delight, while dancing in the wind. Full of activity and sound, it has become somewhat of an airport, as the birds continuously fly in and out of its thick foliage. Chirping and singing can be heard from early morning until late at night. Acting as an umbrella, it provides cooling shade for flora and fauna from the hot sun. While in its prime, the tree reveals its most impressive feat. Promising a fruitful gift, tiny red apples begin forming amongst the greenery. Upon the arrival of fall, the apple tree is ready for harvest. The cooling temperatures signal its
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