theresa mARTin

mixed media art

Tale of the Walnut Tree


One day a large storm took down the old walnut tree. Neighbors knew it well. They loved its gnarled appearance.


Later the county removed most of the tree but left the stump to decay naturally.

The photo above was pinned to the stump so all could say Goodbye.

Lots of time has passed  and recently neighborhood children built a fort with sticks, digging out the under growth and creating an entrance.

A neighborhood artist left an offering inside. I hope they find the leaf.

My leaf pins can also be found on Etsy HERE.


4 thoughts on “Tale of the Walnut Tree

  1. One of my favorite trees. They get their foliage pretty late in Spring, and lose it pretty early in the Fall.

  2. I love this story and your beautiful pins!

  3. When I was a child I would have LOVED to have had this fort! Your leaf is beautiful in this setting!

  4. awe, how sad to see the tree’s life end, yet what a wonderful and loving tribute and special offering indeed!

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