I spent my high school years in a small rural town in Indiana and when I retired from corporate life my wife and I chose once again to return to that small town living. One of the highlights of small town life is the annual county fair. This picture was taken in 2002 so I guess all the kids shown here are now young adults making their way in the world. I hope they are all doing well….
One of the first things I do every morning when I get up is to look out the back door to make sure the world is still there. What I see now that my neighbor in back has stripped (he says harvest) all his mature trees is a lone Sycamore proudly standing by itself. It used to be hidden by a large oak tree but is now left to sway majestically in the wind untethered by that mighty oak. I will continue to watch it in the coming years. It has now become one of my daily friends.