The trees that surround Liberty

Mary Russell, Editor in Chief

You light up the school in the dark, cold winters. You entertain my eyes with color and beauty in the Fall. The sweet scent that you create in the spring is delightful. You are the trees that surround Liberty, and I thank you for your presence.

I am quite fond of the trees now, but my appreciation is relatively new.

I have waiver during fifth period, and I park in the back lot. With the locks activated in the closest doors, I have to walk around the school to the main entrance to get to class.

As the season changes from summer to fall, I begin to love the situation more and more.

I take the walk slowly and notice the contrast of the bright yellow leaves to the cloudless blue sky. When I hear the subtle crunching coming from below, I look down to see the dull, grey sidewalk covered in reds, yellows, and greens.

Even when I am in a classroom, resting my head on a window, the beautiful green colors of the courtyard fascinate me.

Although the trees look more bare every day, I am comforted with the knowledge that they will soon be decorated with lights, and after that, their leaves will blossom and grow once more.

To all of my fellow students taking the same route as me during their waiver period, or to the students who have classes in the portables: take the trip a little more slowly and appreciate the trees that surround Liberty!