Around Town in Fort Worth, Texas, Texas



In the north end of Fort Worth, almost into Saginaw, I discovered a train yard, so I stopped to take some pictures.
Approach to the train yard, with piles of railroad ties nearby.
Lots of pretty rail cars on the tracks.
Heading into Fort Worth on I-30, about a quarter mile past Oakland Street, there is a lone tree
up on a hill alongside the freeway. It is strangely decorated, and has a concrete bench next to it.
Approach to the strange tree, from the bottom of the hill.
Approach to the strange tree, at the top of the hill, as seen facing the freeway.
Approach to the strange tree, at the top of the hill.
An inscription on the bench explains. It reads:
"The homeless Christmas tree
In loving memory of
Carla Lynette Christian"
There is a book and picture of it being somewhat more traditionally decorated.
Inscription on the bench next to the tree. It reads: The homeless Christmas tree. In loving memory of Carla Lynette Christian
The tree has various decorations twined into its branches and string, beads and decorative chains wrapped around
its trunk. A note says, "Please do not use nails." There is a small bird house hanging from one of its branches.
From one angle, you can see Fort Worth not far away. Another angle shows the forested area that is even closer.
From yet another angle, you can see how the tree leans forlornly against the wind.
The Homeless Christmass Tree, with the city of Fort Worth in the background, from one angle.
The Homeless Christmass Tree, with the forest and hills in the background, from another angle.
The Homeless Christmass Tree leans forlornly against the wind, from yet another angle.

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