When we leave our Missouri home to head north to our Wisconsin home, we don't worry -- our house is in very good hands. The house is 133 years old and is guarded by two stately pines. The trees flank the house to the north and the south. To the left is the south tree. Notice how tiny our car is parked underneath it. The north tree is pictured below. Both trees are a comforting presence and perfume the yard with their piney scents. How old are the trees? They've never given us a straight answer when asked, but they have certainly seen a few years. It's amazing to imagine what these trees have been through and how many people they've kept company over the decades. The only thing we know for sure is that they peek at each other over our roof and surround us with their good energy.