Trees symbolize life, growth, eternity, knowledge, achievement and liberty and are used as the basis for mapping our ancestral heritage.
Most of us are familiar with the poem "Trees" by Joyce Kilmer:
- I think that I shall never see
- A poem lovely as a tree.
- A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
- Against the earth's sweet flowing breast;
- A tree that looks at God all day,
- And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
- A tree that may in Summer wear
- A nest of robins in her hair;
- Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
- Who intimately lives with rain.
- Poems are made by fools like me,
- But only God can make a tree.
And Ogden Nash wrote:
I think that I shall never seeA billboard lovely as a tree!Perhaps, unless the billboards fall,I'll never see a tree at all.
I find walking along a forest path is a peaceful and meditative experience; I live fairly near the city so being able to escape into one of the the forest parks with no view of the city and with muffled city noise and occasionally only the sound of the wind in the tops of the trees is bliss. A tree lined avenue, like this one in Italy, makes for a peaceful walk.
This tree with its bashful face stands near a path at Jericho beach, a walk I often take, and makes me smile every time I walk past. Below is a close up of the "face".
No idea how the base of this tree got to look like this , in fact not even sure if it is PG13.
|A comical face|
|A pig in profile?|
|Not sure what this one is.|
|Some elephant like qualities here|
If it weren't for trees where would birds perch and nest and where would we hang our feeders and hammocks? On a recent sunny winter's day I saw this person enjoying the park in his own special way.
|Anna's Hummingbird perching in a yellow cedar|
Every Christmas someone decorates this tree in the park; I don't know who or why but it has become an expected part of winter season walks.
Thank you for joining me on this walk with and through the trees, happy Whimsy Wednesday, until next week.........