Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Shadow on Filbert Leaves
When I was young, my siblings and I loved playing in the thickets of filberts growing between the house and the old Oak tree. We made rooms and corridors from one place to another by knotting and tying the nimble branches of the filbert trees together. Wild blackberries and honeysuckle vines would twine up through those living walls to fill the air with fragrance and an occasional snack!
Years later I found thick knots where the limbs of the wild filberts had continued to grow after we'd tied them together. Ah, childhood--sometimes I wish I could go back there.