Hello everyone, As a writing practice, I have decided to describe this tree: I thought that maybe I could use the verb "rear up" here. What do you think? The tree rears up in all lushness, all glory. I thought I mention its age. It has seen it all. It has been standing here for hundreds of years. For hundreds of years, birds have been flitting on its topmost and low-hanging branches. Do you think I can say the tree is "world-weary" because it has seen it all? And then I thought I use the word "stoic" to suggest it has stoically tolerated all the forces of mother nature (wind, rain, snow, storm). What do you think?