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Once there was a tree... and she loved a little boy. And every day the boy would come and he would gather her leaves and make them into crowns and play king of the forest.
~ from The Giving Tree,
written by Shel Silverstein
This excerpt reminds me of the maple tree our family had in our backyard when I was growing up. (The photo does, too.) Oh, how I loved that tree... and I was convinced that she loved me back. :)