I love these sugar maples at a church nearby so much that I stopped the other day and took some pictures. When we first moved here 30 some years ago (how can it possibly be that long?) there was a huge sugar maple on a corner in town and I loved that tree and looked forward to driving by it in the fall for many years. Development took its ugly toll, however, and the tree has now been gone for a long time. I was with some friends recently and asked them, "Do you remember that big tree on Monroe Street that was so pretty in the fall," and surprisingly several did remember it and loved it too. Even a tree can live on.