The older I get the more I appreciate trees. I have always appreciated trees, after all I’m from Kansas. Eastern Kansas where I grew up is on the edge, prairie to the west and deciduous forest to the east. When it is 105 degrees in August, a tree is very welcome.
Increasingly I find myself looking at trees. As I sit in my backyard I see at least 8 different kinds of trees. I don’t know the names of all of these trees. That’s just laziness on my part. I’m sure I have a field guide to trees somewhere. For goodness sake I can google “trees” on my phone and find out. But I don’t need to know the names to appreciate the trees.
On the one hand, they all have green leaves and have bark.
But each bark is different, each tree’s leaves have their own shape and shade of green. Each tree has its own branching pattern.
Every spring they each bud in a different way, at different times.
Every fall they turn a different color and drop their leaves differently.
The wind moves the leaves and branches of each tree differently.
The snow falls on each tree differently.
One can spend a long times sitting and looking at trees and not have wasted a single moment. It is a kind of prayer, looking at trees.
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Loved the post. Tried to post a comment. Wouldn’t do it.
I love trees too but the ones in our area are struggling due to pollution. How are the ones in Kansas?