2020 - Jan 4 - Trees as Storytellers by hwy614me

2020 - Jan 4 - Trees as Storytellers

“A tree's beauty lies in its branches, but its strength lies in its roots.” Matshona Dhliwayo

A couple days ago, I began reading Richard Powers’ Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The Overstory.” This morning, I went on a 6+ mile hike with a local meetup group. We hiked through parks and forests along the James River in Richmond. Even though I’d only read a little over 100 pages, I found this book already having an effect on me. As we hiked, I noticed myself paying more attention to the trees I passed and wondering if they were trying to share their stories with me.

I love quotes...and this book has me writing things down left and right. Here’s another: “Buddha’s words: A tree is a wondrous thing that shelters, feeds, and protects all living things. It even offers shade to the axmen who destroy it.”
Excellent shot! I like the way these roots seem to be trying to reach out beyond the edge of the picture.
January 5th, 2020  
Beautiful! The roots look strong. I’ll have to look for the book as it sounds good.
January 5th, 2020  
love your title and what you wrote about trees
January 5th, 2020  
January 5th, 2020  
Watching Anne with an E on Netflix and there was a scene where the school takes a field trip into the woods, and the teacher talks about the crown of each tree having its personal space.
January 6th, 2020  
@olivetreeann @carlasmith1990 @lynnz @pdulis @allie912 Thanks everyone. Expect to see more about trees in the coming months if I ever find the time to finish reading that book!
January 7th, 2020  
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