Uncle Tree’s 60th Ring

Uncle Tree and Johnny Mantis

Uncle Tree had quite a wide variety of visitors last year!

Uncle Tree

He also got out and around to hug a few special friends.

Uncle Tree's OMG! moment

Then word got out — that old crane told me so!

Uncle Tree fishing

Fishing in Nebraska is a thrill, but, still, good fish are rare.

Sunburns are much more common.

Who's going on 60?

The uncommon is me —

reeling in 60 years, butterflies, birds,Β 

and the best of beers!

Uncle Tree's Painted Lady

Happy Birthday, Uncle Tree!

Keith Alan Watson

January 30


Uncle Tree's 60th Birthday



31 thoughts on “Uncle Tree’s 60th Ring

  1. Thank you, Mama! πŸ™‚ Turning 50 wasn’t any easier, I agree.
    In my case, there was more, as we might say, crisis.
    Nowadays, those are called hiccups, which are a lot less frequent.

  2. Happy celebration of your rings Uncle Tree … the more rings the merrier. For me, turning 60 was a little sad, but not as traumatic as turning 50. I was prepared to accept turning 50 until some smart aleck said to me “you’re a half-century old now Linda” … I groaned, went into a tailspin, then proceeded to dwell on that statement for weeks. πŸ™‚

    Here’s a quote to give you comfort as you leave your 50s … I guess you could liken it to climbing a tree as well.

    β€œGrowing older is like climbing a mountain: the higher you get, the more strength you need, but the further you see.” ~ Ingmar Bergman

  3. How true! πŸ™‚ Thank you!
    Much appreciated, Linda!
    Your kind and thoughtful words add much
    to my current strength of mind. Beyond that,
    I saw my optometrist today. I’ll be getting new lenses, which may not put me on top of the mountain, but, hopefully, I’ll gain a better view of what’s really out-of-sight.

    Cheerz! Peace and luvz, UT

  4. HAaPpY HaPpY HAPPY HaPpY HaPpY HAPPY BIRTHDAY UNCLE TREE!!!! Wishing you lots of grace, peace & birthday treats! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸ§πŸŽ‰πŸŒŸπŸŽ‰

  5. Happy birthday! Nice to see the birthday baby enjoying with special friends. The one you hugged seemed super special. Such friends are even considered therapeutic and we are advised to hug them if we don’t get hugs and are feeling low.

  6. It would have been nice, Linda,
    but my work shift begins at 7 a.m. Maybe I will tomorrow, though. I took the first hour off , because the Lunar eclipse hits totality around 6:50, and the Sun will rise about 7:15. The forecast isn’t very good. Around 5:00, when the eclipse is beginning, the forecast is for mostly clear. By 6, it’s partly cloudy, and by 7, mostly cloudy. 😦 We had the same conditions for the solar eclipse last August. Still, we caught a glimpse, which is all we can hope for tomorrow morning. I think your expecting poor conditions up there as well. Bummer!

  7. Thank you for the kind wishes, angelbeam! πŸ™‚
    I see trees as living beings. When I hug them,
    they know it. Some beliefs never die.
    Call me nuts, I don’t mind. I’m knot that green. He he…

  8. That’s too bad Keith, but on the bright side there will be many more sunrises to come for you, and, if Summer ever gets here, there will be plenty of sunrises to watch over breakfast before you leave for work.

    For the people like us who live in the Midwestern states, Summer seems like eons away right now.

    You are right about our overcast conditions and I just wrote about that in a short blog post. The weatherman said our conditions are not favorable at all which is a real shame because we have a long time before this trifecta happens again – 2033.

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