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Crystals in Trees
It was raining Wednesday in Bend – unusual for Central Oregon springtime. Still, writer Ellen Waterston took me out of town to visit one of her many favorite spots of the high desert. We walked through the new Badlands Wilderness, smelling damp sage, climbing to a cave for a view to another ridgeline. She told me the story of finding a crystal on the tip of a tree branch. Here it is.