Thursday, August 29, 2013

Trees, like humans, come in all shapes  and sizes.

Some are tall, slender and strong; others are fat, sturdy and impressive.

Some are all gnarly and old-looking but admirable in their determination to survive.

 Sadly, just like humans, some die for whatever reasons. 

 Some stand alone.

Others are  part of a forest and live among other trees.

All trees, like people, are beautiful  in their own way and are part of this natural world in which we live.



diane.stetson said...

A weeping willow as those are my very favorite kind of trees. We do not have them here in So. Cal so I never see them but remember them from my childhood back east.

Nellie said...

I remember a wonderful oak tree from my childhood. It provided a great place to retreat into the shade on a hot summer day.

Glenda said...

I always enjoy seeing the Dogwood trees blooming in the springtime, and love the legend that goes along with those blooms. If you're not familiar with that legend, you can google it for details. I would want to be a tree that has a special meaning to others, and that depends on what those "others" consider important. At this moment, I'm quite concerned for the magnificent Sequoyah trees that are in the path of those dreadful fires in California, and hope they can be saved!

Bookie said...

I would love to be a mighty oak, but alas, I am a mountain scrub, short and fat, always trying to find the light under the big guys!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I miss trees! The campus where Yusef is in Colorado is filled with trees. It was so amazing to travel across New Mexico to see all the land that is still just sitting there pristine and untouched. And then all the magnificent trees in Colorado and the mountains. I miss that type of scenery. Have a wonderful day. Tammy

Carol OurSearsKitHome said...

I don't know what kind I would be. Maybe a crape myrtle or some sort of tree with glorious blossoms. Magnolia?
Great tip about copper in the birdbath!

Ceil said...

Hi Susan! Love your tree shots, that one of the trunk all twisty, that's really amazing!

I like pine trees. They seem to last through the coldest of winters, and they smell so good. What about you??

Happy Thursday!

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: beautiful pictures of trees. If I were a tree I'd be an oak tree because it represents strength and is robust. Keep in touch

Susan said...

Ceil asked what kind of tree I would be.

Well, I'd be an apple tree because they have gorgeous pink blossoms (my favorite color).

Plus, in the fall, people would pick apples to make delicious pies, turnovers, applesauce and so on.

I'd go to sleep all winter and then, in the spring, become beautiful all over again!

Hugs to all! Susan

Chatty Crone said...

Those gnarly trees - grew right around those posts! That is so wonderful.

We had the most beautiful tree in the area - it was so big that I know it had to be a baby during the Civil War. They cut it down. I felt it. Broke my heart.

A big stately oak tree.

Love, sandie

Dee said...

Poor tree number three looks like how my body feels at times. I would like to be a maple tree...sweet and colorful in the fall. I share your love for trees...I also see the beauty and art even in the dead ones.

Red Rose Alley said...

I have a thing for tree pictures, Susan, so these were very interesting to me. The gnarled looking one is fascinating. I actually took some pictures recently of a 200 year old tree close to my home.

Have a nice Labor Day weekend.


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