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Towering Tree: Sign from Heaven, to Paradise - Paradise Lane

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Old Coddger brought reality back from whimsy, suggesting said the towering tree seen from Veterans Bypass doesn't have a reason why, it just is.. But is it, just is?

The Towering Tree, noticed for so long by travelers along the Adair Veterans Memorial Bypass and on Greensburg Street, Kentucky, is now a much better documented landmark, since curiosity got the best of Mike Sneed, who explored every inch of where it looked like it would be until he found it - in his backyard.

A charming coincidence, the arrow of the crown points down from the Heavens to Paradise on Earth for some fortunate Adair Countians - Paradise Lane, in the hidden residential development off Lampton Lane, and cut off from The Pines of Lindsey Wilson by Columbia International Airport.

Lorene Martens, whose home on Bluegrass Drive affords an easy view of the Towering Tree, sent some photos, which are now attached to this introduction, along with links to stories which may be necessary.

This story was posted on 2012-06-16 07:11:42
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Why? The towering tree seen from Veterans Bypass?

2012-06-15 - From Veterans Bypass, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener.
It's a single tree above all the rest and can be seen even more distinctly going north on Greensburg Street, alongside Sherman and Sherman Wayne's recycling center. It's the high jut in the skyline at the top center of the picture. The photo above was taken from the Adair County Veterans Memorial Bypass, looking across Downey's Mill, across Petty's Fork and the Graves Farm, and I don't know what all else to what looks like Lampton Lane, but we've never found exactly which tree it is there. Mrs. Marcum, who must have one of those Billy Joe Fudge genes for seeing the difference everytime, always is the first to say, "Well. look at that tree ahead." Despite the immodest display by this one, it is not the only one in the world to tower above everything else - nor could it be the most famous. On KY 55, going north down Muldraugh Hill in Marion County, into one of America's most pleasing scenes, Mrs. Marcum - still my favorite mother-in-law/author in the world - always says, "Well, would you look at that tree ahead." There's one a little to windshield left which just pops out at everyone, towering in the most grand, smart alecky way, saying, 'Well look at me,' and everyone does. And everyone watches for why this one tree, has such a prominence on the horizon, and then, reaching where it looks like it is, can never figure out just which tree it is." It's a wonder and a question for all the wisdom of the ages - or just one Billy Joe Fudge - to explain it. -EW See also: Towering Tree, zooming in

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Towering Tree, zooming in

2012-06-15 - From Veterans Bypass, Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener. Here's a closer look at Mrs. Marcum's: Well, would you look at that tree. See also: Why? The towering tree seen from Veterans Bypass? The tree in fact does have a coincidental significance: It points to Paradise - Paradise Lane - a little bit of secluded heaven right here in Adair County.
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Postcard from the Present: Sky marker-From Heaven to Paradise

2012-06-16 - Paradise Lane, Columbia, KY - Photo by Lorene Martens. The Towering Tree so many have noticed from Greensburg Street at the Adair Veterans Memorial Bypass and from the bypass does have a charming coincidencidental significance: It points from Heaven to Paradise on Earth - to Paradise Lane, a secluded residential area off Lampton Lane. Mike Sneed had wondered about the tree, seeing it from afar, searched for it, and found it was on his property. And Lorene Martens, who lives on another street in the neighborhood, shares this and another photo of the tree up close.
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The Towering Tall Tree: As neighbors see it daily

2012-06-16 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Lorene Martens.
Lorene Martens gets to enjoy the Towering Tree right in her own neighborhood.

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