Trees.

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I do love a good tree… I don’t actually have any of any great size in my garden, other than the apple tree which my partner lovingly grew from a pip about twenty years ago.

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Its apples are horrible, but the flowers are beautiful, and I love the goodness, the symbolism of my apple tree. It has had many a wish made on its branches, and next year, in the Spring, it will have Tibetan prayer flags draped around it.

Trees are inherently symbolic and packed full of meaning – just look at the Tree of Life. I feel the bareness of tree branches in Winter, reaching out their empty arms and pleading with Mother Nature to return soon with their leafy covering…

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There is something very primitive about walking through a wood in Summer, harking back to our lives centuries ago, when the first upright walkers left the safety of the trees for the open plains.

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Every step taken through these enclaves of trees is a passage to the past when Mankind was far more intimately connected to the cycles of Mother Earth. Our lives have been entwined with trees like ivy round a trunk… they provided shelter, fuel, symbols, myths and legends.

Every time I see this tree I fully expect the Green Man to be just around the other side…

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There is a stark beauty too, woods in winter, naked, bare and beseeching reaching up to the sky, the very heavens, Nature’s own cathedrals; while down below their roots grip Mother Earth secretly, drawing hidden life to the surface.

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Another bridge, another link in Life, chapter in this Book … And when all is bleak and bare, there is comfort to be found in the promise of returning Life.

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26 thoughts on “Trees.

  1. We love trees too, Samantha, the different shapes and colors and they all have so much to tell 🙂 Once I climbed trees, but now I don’t have trees to climb anymore. Last I tried the little prune in our garden, but you can’t climb a tree that is as high as yourself…MOL 😀 Pawkisses for a Happy Weekend 🙂 ❤

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    1. Thank you Binky, much appreciated 😺💕 I always worry when my girls climb trees…Charlie will climb back down so far but then I have to hold my arms out and catch her…lots of love to you and Granny and thank you for stopping by 😺💕xxx

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