It is easy to put a price on gold: $1364 today. But how does one fix the price of the birch in fall? I wouldn’t trade this time of year for all the gold in the world.
This is the paper birch. It is a solitary tree. I suspect my own children do not realize how much of a loner I am at heart, but I am and so the birch and I are something like kindred spirits. I wish there were more of them on the flats, but they are rather few and far between.