The vented frustrations have proved justified, the predictions borne out, their only failing in being overly optimistic. And my memorial to our lost liberties has more than doubled in height and tripled in breadth in the intervening 2 years. I gotta say I deeply appreciate the appearance it's taken on of a defiantly raised middle finger. This tree "knows" me...
It's curiously and appropriately reminiscent of another iconic image, don't you think...?