We don't have any trees in our yard which we can climb. It's a shame, really. I love climbing trees and I would love to watch my kids explore the view from different heights. There's nothing like the world one can create from the branches of a tree.
But this week the light was just right. It shone through this one tree--each limb drawn on the ground with near God-like precision.
So we climbed it.
We climbed that shadow tree, my daughter and I, and we each found our perfect branch. We stretched out long and we let our legs dangle. We chatted about the view and about the animals perched beside us or above us in our secret tree.