B.J. Packard Poem: Transforming

Photo: Linda Eng - Volunteer.


Song to an Olympic National Forest Tree

Transforming is part of life
We laugh, cry and carry on each day
Which will eventually or soon
Be our last day.

Expressing the most of our potential
Is the business end of living

Where once you stood
Among other of your kind
Providing us with
Oxygen and Beauty.

Today a new breath of life is manifest
As you stand tall
Our Capitol’s Christmas Tree
Lights and ornaments
Share in your Transformation

B.J Parkard

Photo: Ornaments. Students from around the state created over 3,000 beautifully handcrafted ornaments that are used to decorate the 65 Companion Trees, provided to state and national offices, or used at other related events in Washington State.