I was thinking about pine trees. Then my mind started to wonder. I started thinking about the pioneers that have gone before us and and suffering and deaths that occurred due freezing weather. My next thought was about how one would bury a love one under a pine tree.
They laid her in the ground under a pine tree. As the tree grew her roots surrounded her cradling in its arms.(tree roots) ( form of loving her and protecting her)
Each year she shed her pine cones to protect her against the elements.
Just a thought I had from a film I watched recently on the way home from church today.