Sunday, May 03, 2009
RIP: Honking Tree
This makes me incredibly sad.
It also makes me really angry.
I didn't know about this right after it happened because I didn't know what the "honking tree" was. It was never my custom to honk at this majestic beauty while driving up Highway 61, but I did marvel at it every time I passed. It was a lone sentinel, watching out over the North Shore. It was old. It had been spared in a previous life. It was an icon.
And now it's gone.
Some asshole had to cut it down -for what? A prank? Malicious intent? Tree-hater? WTF is wrong with people?
I will be very sad the next time I drive by it's stump...and I will probably honk my horn.