Tuesday, December 4, 2012

December 4, 2012

Today was a beautiful day here.  Reached a record high of 70 degrees here in Palmyra.  We certainly did enjoy it while it lasted; we know it will change tomorrow.  We took a walk in the Sacred Grove this morning and spent 1 1/2 hours trying to find some of the Witness Trees  and the Apostle Tree.  Look at the picture of Lee at the highest point in the Sacred Grove; over his right shoulder is one of the Witness Trees.  Many believe it was here at the highest point where Joseph knelt so many years ago.  The Witness Tree in that picture is 200 years old.  The Apostle Tree is so named because at one time it had 12 main branches.  It is an Ironwood tree that is dead.  It is the oldest tree in the Grove and is 400 - 450 years old.

Apostle Tree
Highest Point in the Grove
Witness Tree

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