|Larch Tree Bonsai, North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville, North Carolina © Doug Hickok|
To me, this bonsai tree is Lilliputian in size, barely 2 feet tall. It is a larch tree, shining in its golden autumnal hues. It can grow up to 150 feet tall in the wild. But even at its most towering height, it is a dwarf compared to the gargantuan size of a mountain.
However, compared to an ant this bonsai tree is a large larch. Yet as tiny as an ant is, it is a Goliath compared to a microscopic organism.
Everything is relative. Even my distant cousin, Billy Joe Bob Roy Boy Junior III, the hillbilly moonshiner, is relative... to me...
though I wish he wasn't.
Today is Thanksgiving Day in the USA.
A day that is filled with relatives...
(Happiness being a relative term, of course.)