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Comment from: Joy  

Right On! There is nothing that can compare to the mystery and majesty of a tree. Not that I spend so much time wondering about all that have trampled there as I do finding a retreat from the confinds of the world.But surly it is the inspiration of a tree, each one unique and superb in its' own manner. I see form, shapes, shadows, droplets of moisture and life within and without and beauty on the forest floor when one has fallen. It makes me want to capture all that beauty in design and also makes me realize my limited ability to be truly create.
And for all the reasons you have stated go on and hug a tree!

04/05/12 @ 16:46
Comment from: Chuck Gallun  

Thanks for this! There is a small tree that I can see from my office window and it makes me happy! Happy Spring to you!

04/05/12 @ 18:11
Comment from:

(Sorry for the delayed responses to your wonderful comments. I was away for the holiday weekend.)

Joy: Yes, thanks for pointing out how different each one is as well as the beauty of the place where they fall.

Chuck: I too have a nice tree that I can see from my office window. I arranged my desk so that I could look up at it easily. I try to say I did it for inspiration, but too often is serves more as distraction, especially when a particularly unusual bird visits or a squirrel begins some crazy acrobatic routine.

04/08/12 @ 16:50
Comment from: Michelle

Nice, simply nice! I am enjoying the time again when the trees finally come alive (fortunately because I am not an allergy sufferer!) and provide much shelter and activity for my backyard animals too! I'll envision you enjoying your tree the next time I am enjoying ours!

04/09/12 @ 10:16
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Thanks Michelle. The trees are taking it tough this year, though, between the October snow, the dry winter, and now the endless wind. It makes me smile to know that there are others out there appreciating the trees as I do. Enjoy!

04/09/12 @ 10:25
Comment from: Diane  

A great tribute to trees and the people who recognize their value in our lives. New studies indicate that pine trees release volatile compounds that work on the human brain to lower stress and blood pressure. Richard Louv writes of the developmental problems that occur in kids that don't get into the woods. So taking a walk in the forest actually has a wide range of physical and mental health benefits.

04/27/13 @ 06:54
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Thank you for the insight, Diane. I had not heard about the pine tree compounds, but my brain has always liked the smell of pine woodlands.

04/30/13 @ 07:20