Tree of Life

My sister and I found all these different life forms growing on and in one old tree.

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This tiny pine was growing ten feet up between branches.
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The hole in the trunk was full of cobwebs and one lovely white mushroom.
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This mushroom was deep inside the hole in the trunk.
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Lichens and mosses covered the old bark.
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This huge bracket fungi was up about twelve feet high on the trunk.
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Small plants nestled around its roots.
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This dried up lichen looked like leaves.

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It was like a treasure hunt.

This tree is a treasure.

FLOWER

 

Viva La Tree

A tree is so much more than leaves

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and roots.

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It is shade

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and fruit.

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It is home and perch.

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It is look-out

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and  hiding place.

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I look at wood very differently than most

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where they see fuel and walls and fences,

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I see the stem of a sacrificed friend.

FLOWER loves the trees.

Uncover Your Roots

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Tree roots are like sculpture.

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I have been cleaning around my tree trunks for several weeks.

I use a digger, clippers and several sizes of bristle brushes.

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I have cut off crossing roots that cut into the bark

and even removed some rocks surrounded by bark.

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I felt like I was removing a thorn from a lion’s paw.

I could almost hear the trees sigh.

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These lovely shapes were made by the tree.

I just enhanced them with my tools.

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This is where I sit to hide. It’s like a tree throne.

Stay tuned for the magical transformation in the coming weeks.

Follow the sneaky FLOWER.