These are real…

…beech nuts…

Copper Beech Nuts

…which grow on this marvelous old tree…

Copper Beech Tree in Dense Fog

…located in a small park along the shore of Lake Michigan in Bay View, Wisconsin.

Copper Beech Tree Plaque


When the copper beech

Came in sight

I stopped,


And said,

“Splendid you are,

Old tree.

Tell me your secrets.”

She remained silent.

Bold in the fog,

And yet,

Still revealing.

Copyright 2005