#ThursdayTreeLove | “Talking Trees” [No Blossoms Today]

Thur Tree Love 08-11-22 wm

Some humans say trees are not sentient beings,
But they do not understand poetry—

Nor can they hear the singing of trees when they are fed by
Wind, or water music—
Or hear their cries of anguish when they are broken and bereft—

Now I am a woman longing to be a tree, planted in a moist, dark earth
Between sunrise and sunset […]

I  have heard trees talking, long after the sun has gone down —Joy Harjo, from “Speaking Tree”

The sunflower postcards I’ve shared thus far were providing sunlight and cheer, but not the therapy I needed for this rather strange week (I have stories…whew!). Thankfully, today is the day we express our love for trees, soooo…to save my sanity, we interrupt our week of sunny blossoms with a wee bit of tree therapy. 

I haven’t had a chance for much tree love lately. It has been too hot to spend time outdoors. [Me daily: “Oh my gosh! Can we get to autumn already?!”]  I did take a very short walk to the dining hall earlier today and enjoyed some tree love as I walked. I was struck by the two trees (pictured above), leaning toward each other in full conversation right in the middle of campus. The perfect capture for #ThursdayTreeLove!

Did you know trees communicate with each other? You can read all about it here: Do Trees Talk to Each Other?

I am joining Parul Thakur for #ThursdayTreeLove every second and fourth Thursday of the month. 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.

15 thoughts on “#ThursdayTreeLove | “Talking Trees” [No Blossoms Today]

  1. Janet from FL says:

    Although I haven’t read that book you mention, I have read, “The Hidden Life of Trees”, and I have gained a new appreciation for trees and how they communicate with each other. It’s amazing! I have always loved trees and felt an affinity with them. Now I respect them more and am awed by God’s amazing attention to details.

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    • Chandra Lynn says:

      Trees are amazing! I’m thankful for books like HLT, which illuminate this and helps us appreciate them better. And yes, awed by God’s amazing attention to detail. How much we learn about Him and His character from trees too!

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  2. revruss1220 says:

    Thank you for another tree encounter! It makes me wonder: have you read, “The Overstory” by Richard Powers? It is a novel, but weaves some incredible stories about trees all together. Here is a blurb about it from Wikipedia: “The book is about nine Americans whose unique life experiences with trees bring them together to address the destruction of forests.” HIGHLY recommend.

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  3. Sheila Marie Delgado says:

    I spent yesterday appreciating trees as well. I was down in Phoenix, and I always love the chance to see the our state tree the Palo Verde. They are so unique and lovely, many have bright green trunks. I’m so glad you had a few restorative moments with your trees. 🙂

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  4. JoAnna says:

    What a beautiful poem! Tree communication is a fascinating and important discovery. We are only beginning to understand so many things about this marvelous planet. Thank you for sharing this!

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  5. Archana says:

    Lovely! They do seem to be talking to each other. I hope the weather improves in your part of the world… I read a book called The Hidden Lives of Trees by Peter Wohleben .. its a wonderful read.

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  6. kegarland says:

    I haven’t clicked on the link you shared, but I remember hearing a story about a tree that was cut down; it sent a signal to the other trees, and (I forget what exactly happened), but something happened, where trees all the way down did some protective thingee, and no more trees were cut because of it.

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