A Spruce Tree

Lone Spruce
“The spruce and cedar on its shores, hung with gray lichens, looked at a distance like the
ghosts of trees. Ducks were sailing here and there on its surface,
and a solitary loon, like a more living wave,
a vital spot on the lake's surface,
laughed and frolicked, and showed its straight leg, for our amusement.”
Henry David Thoreau