The secret life of trees
Grow your own forest
The Giants of the Tree World .
“The art of forest bathing is the art of connecting with nature through our senses. All we have to do is accept the invitation”.
Walking through a Forest
Vaughan William’s The Lark Ascending
I thought I would send you a Forest Deanne ! You said you love them , so do I . I’m in the very privileged position of living near an ancient 800 year old wood , It’ s only a few hundred yards away from my home , I go there to escape from the world . On the way there very early in the morning there are larks singing, so I sent you the larks too .
This is just one more thing we fight to keep . Our world is so very beautiful We need to stand back sometimes and realise what we have and how easy it would be to lose it all .
Kitty Links! You are amazing! It has taken me back 48 years! We had over an acre and it back up to at least 15 acres of woods. We would ride our mini bikes back there. The neighborhood kids made a sledding slope and one of the trails we called Suicide Hill. The older kids set up a rope swing that would take you across the creek.
It was a happy time for me because I really loved animals and nature. since I was the only girl it was a little bit lonely for me. I had my woods to hide.
I grew up in a Victorian A-frame house with a giant oak tree in the front yard half-dead, very spooky when the bats came in. We had another giant oak that sadly didn’t make it. The weather tore it down, the creek alongside its lumbering body to lost soil and down it went. It’s a bridge now, cause nobody wants to carve it up.
We had pheasants that came every year to mate, along with hawks. Their space is now gone replaced with a mini-mall. I was sickened when they took the last piece of land for a car wash.
Along came a bulldozer and ripped those 15 acres away. Gone was my birchwood forest. I cried I protested, this crazy little kid running back and forth down Kings Highway.
When I got to high school I had an alternative English class interpreting rock music. This was the time of Saturday Night Fever and I was considered a greaser. Mr. Moore gave us the assignment to Rush’s The Trees. Now, that I think about Rush was ahead of their time with ecology. It’s meant to show the struggle of trees to get light and nutrients. Pretty cool, eh
You know what my mom got out of mini-mall, RATS, gone were all things that made me happy.
I guess you can tell I really like The Planet of the Humans, these bio-fuel places do the same thing. They are clear-cutting. everything. It’s so sad that Racoons, Oppusums, birds, turtles have lost their environment. I envy you that you have a forest to escape too. I pray it never gets ripped down.