Tulip Poplar

“The most beautiful experience we can experience is the mysterious.”

From “The World As I See It” (1930) Albert Einstein

Tulip Poplar

I often walk with attention to what is beneath my feet and yesterday was no exception. I spotted a most unusual petal and when I looked up I realized I was beneath a large Tulip Poplar Tree. It had a historical plague that stated it was planted in 1886.

I took a lot of photographs but kept going back to the single petal and marveled at the detail and the mystery and thought of all the purposefulness and design behind it. I think the word “awe” was made just for these occasions.

I imagine the people passing by wondered at the old lady pondering a single petal on the ground. At least I didn’t insist they come over and share the wonder, which I have been known to do.

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