Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Thankful for Trees

Trees are poems the earth writes upon the sky.
(Kahlil Gibran)
One of the books that I've slowly been reading is The Hidden Life of Trees.
The intricacies of nature is something we don't often think about but there are magnificent things happening around us all the time.
I was enchanted with these old trees at the botanical garden in Sri Lanka.
The root systems are incredible.
They are host to colorful lichens.
And even provide growing space for other plants.
Truly amazing!
Learn character from trees, values from roots, and change from leaves.
(Tasneem Hameed(
And check out the incredible jackfruit tree,
It takes a mighty tree to produce fruit this big.
We wandered around the botanical garden for about 2-1/2 hours but I could have stayed there much longer.

Time spent amongst trees is never wasted time.
(Katrina Mayer)
Have a terrific Tuesday!


crafty cat corner said...

I love this post Tammy. There's a quiet majesty about trees and I get so sad when they are vandalised or cut down.

Tanna said...

A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!! Amazingly beautiful! I love that first quote, too! blessings ~ tanna

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

Big trees have something calming and these are beautiful, Tammy. I love the texture and the liechens. Wow, that leave looks like a sculpture. I didn't know that jackfruits grow on the tree trunks. It looks funny.
xo Julia

Linda said...

I've always felt a special connection to trees. For as long as I can first remember. ♥ Such a sweet post to begin my Tuesday. Thanks!

Betsy said...

Beautiful post Tammy. When we were on vacation to Omaha in January, we came home to a vast swatch of land not far from our house that had been clear cut of the trees. Blue Spruce, Ponderosa Oine and others were just, gone! I was broken hearted. It was for yet ANOTHER huge storage facility. People have so much “stuff” that we have dozens of those throughout our area. And the tres are no more. So very sad.

Teresa Kasner said...

I enjoyed your post on trees and seeing the amazing and unusual trees you saw on your trip. We have a LOT of trees in Oregon and many on our farm acreage, so I'm a fellow "tree hugger". We lost thousands of trees during our gorge fire, but I'm looking forward to Spring to see what has lived through it. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Caterina Giglio said...

Enchanted is the right word, just magnificent old creatures... I adore trees too and thanks for sharing, I will look for the book!! xo

Wanda said...

What an incredible post and pictures of trees. I have always loved trees, and since we live upstairs and a large tree graces our balcony, the grandson told us we live in a tree house.

The unusual trees are just amazing.

Lisa said...

What a lovely post. I haven’t read that book yet. It looks very interesting. Trees really are amazing. Thank you for the reminder. Hope all is well with you. Hugs, Lisa

Angie said...

I like the first shot with the vine snaking its way up the tree ... "I think I can, I think I can ..." As you know well from my blog, I have a strong love for anything nature related. It is all a system, which boggles the mind when you really think about it. Thanks for sharing this inspirational pictures.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Oh, that is a slice of paradise for being in the presence of such giant trees.
They convey so much to us, their strong root system and their perfect role in the cycle of life.
Hope you also did taste some of the Jackfruit dishes, we LOVED eating that in Indonesia.
Sure the juice is another bonus.
Sending you hugs,

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