#ThursdayTreeLove | “Yet the Winds Whispered Hope”

Today’s #ThursdayTreeLove post is dedicated to those who are nurturing a dream that seemingly never materializes.

Learn to plant a dream.
Learn to do the daily things that make it a reality.
Learn to ignore those who say it can’t happen.
Learn to push past your own fear and doubt and keep taking action.
Learn to have faith when there is no reason to have faith.  –from “The Chinese Bamboo Story”

Entrance to the “Bamboo Garden,” part of the Children’s Garden at the Huntsville Botanical Garden

The bamboo trees in this post are from the Huntsville Botanical Garden (HBG). My guys and I visited the Garden about a month ago, courtesy of the HBG–in honor of my son’s placing in Botany category at the Alabama State Science and Engineering Fair last spring [Go V!].

Bamboo in the Huntsville Botanical Garden

My son has been growing his own bamboo plant since second grade (Thanks, Mrs. Crarey!) and I’ve been noticing its strength, resistance, and resilience. I couldn’t help but seek the bamboo trees when we were in the Garden last month. I saw them there six years ago, shortly after we moved to the area. I was thoroughly impressed then.

My Little One in the Bamboo, Huntsville, Alabama, September 25, 2012. #throwback

I am no less impressed now.

We have much to learn from the long, strong, and flexible tree. I especially appreciate its lesson in patience, so instead of a pithy quote, I decided to share “The Chinese Bamboo Story.” May you be inspired to patiently work your dreams:

I am joining Parul Thakur every second and fourth Thursday for #ThursdayTreeLove. If you would like to play along, post a picture of a tree on your blog and link it back to her latest #treelove post.

17 thoughts on “#ThursdayTreeLove | “Yet the Winds Whispered Hope”

  1. Sheila Marie Delgado says:

    I love Bamboo (even designed a gift wrap, fabric bamboo design)! I really enjoyed this post, and the photo of your son made me smile 🙂 I watched the video, and I guess I forgot to come back and comment. Thanks for sharing Chandra 🙂 Enjoy tree love!

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    • Chandra Lynn says:

      Haha! I typically forget to comment and like, so no worries. I bet your bamboo designs are gorg! I’ll make a note to look for them when I’m a bit more caught up on life. Thanks for enjoying the post and smiling at my not so little one when he was “littler.” LOL.


  2. Parul Thakur says:

    I have never seen a bamboo house that cute. And bamboo is a unique tree. Flexible and resilient. I loved that V has his own bamboo tree. Such a cool story and i am so glad you shared with all of us.
    Thank you for linking and I am so happy to have you around.

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