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Grand Old Tree
While waiting for a friend outside Koshy’s few days ago, I happened to stare away at the road. For the first time I noticed the old tree that shades both lanes of the road. Its grandeur filled me with awe and humility:

There are just 3 such trees on St. Mark’s road – while I have always marveled at the one right outside the Barista, I had somehow failed to notice this one all along.

Notes to self:: Don't count trees while looking up at the sky - the dense, fused, spread-out canopies of old trees can easily introduce grave errors in your final figure. Tree count usually equals trunk count. A count of all the portly trunks at St. Mark's road reveals that the road is lined with ten trees and not with just three (as observed earlier). Live and learn...
posted: 21.11.04


Isn't it beautiful? Imagine what it must be like to stand there with your roots stuck under hot bitumen all day. Poor thing.

By Blogger Deirdre, at 21.11.04  

Sad indeed! And to make matters worse for them, people sometimes hammer advertisements (small painted tin plates) into them..

By Blogger Deepak, at 21.11.04  

Ouch! And re: "Tree count usually equals trunk count." Ha ha. I think you're in some danger of walking under a bus or something.

By Blogger Deirdre, at 22.11.04  

:-). I've come close to being flattened on road on several occasions. I have to keep telling myself - life is not a cartoon film (especially not Tom and Jerry) - where a bus runs over you, they peel you off the road and you are fit and fine again!

By Blogger Deepak, at 22.11.04  

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